Mark Duhon

Fisher College of Business alumnus Mark Duhon has been named one of 27 business school graduates honored by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) as part of its 2022 Class of Influential Leaders.

The annual initiative recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited business schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders, with this year’s class featuring champions of diversity and inclusion.

Duhon (BSBA ’88) serves as the executive director of HighSight Chicago, an organization that provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college-readiness programs that create educational possibilities for high school students from low-income families in Chicago.

“The Fisher community is incredibly proud of the work Mark and his organization are doing to empower others through education,” said Anil K. Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at Fisher. “The impact that Mark and HighSight are having on young leaders throughout Chicago is truly inspiring and worthy of this incredible recognition.”

Now in its seventh year, AACSB’s Influential Leaders spotlight program recognizes more than 250 business school graduates who have created lasting impact in business and society. All honorees have earned an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree from one of the more than 900 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide.

“Mark’s achievements show us there are many ways to elevate the voices and perspectives of all. He inspires us to listen, learn and act with authenticity and courage,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, AACSB president and CEO. “It is a privilege to amplify his efforts and the entire 2022 Class of Influential Leaders.”

The 2022 honorees include advocates across businesses, nonprofits, academia and governments who are educating and empowering others to create welcoming, inclusive spaces for all. The unique stories of each honoree, and how they are creating meaningful, lasting impact in the world, are available at

A legacy of influential leadership

Fisher alumni previously selected as Influential Leaders:

2019: Paula Bennett

2016: Jesse Tyson