Dean of the College of Business

Position Overview

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Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business is seeking a dynamic, community-facing leader prepared to build external partnerships and increase the visibility and support of the College. The incoming Dean will craft a vision for the future that embodies the College’s guiding values, operate with integrity, respect the unique Appalachian culture of the region, embrace diversity and inclusiveness, and seek excellence in interactions that connect the College to the community.

EKU’s College of Business challenges students and changes lives through rigorous, dynamic teaching, scholarship, and service to enhance student success and contribute to the entrepreneurial and professional capacity of a global society. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College of Business offers undergraduate, graduate, minor, and certificate programs.

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional studies, and professional training in a wide variety of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass region, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Located 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, Richmond serves as the county seat of Madison County and is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for university students and boasts theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, and a regional shopping mall, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest.

Prospective candidates may review the Position Profile at the top of this page.

Further information about the position and the Eastern Kentucky University College of Business may be found at:

Nominations and Applications

To receive full consideration, application materials should be submitted by the target date of October 29, 2021.  Application materials must include:

  1. A letter of interest, which responds directly to the position qualifications and key priorities as listed in the leadership profile;
  2. A curriculum vitae, and
  3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references (indicate your professional relationship with each).

Please include your personal email and cell phone number. All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews.

Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to:

Potential candidates are invited to initiate a conversation about this opportunity through a preliminary contact (email or phone) with either Dr. Trotta or Ms. Templeton prior to submitting materials.

Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D., Associate Managing Principal, / (202) 380-8927

KImberly S. Templeton, J.D., Principal, / (540) 761-9494

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, and/or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts, or in any employment policy or practice. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity, Eastern Kentucky University, Jones Bldg. Room 416, Richmond, Kentucky 40475 (859) 622-8020, or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. 20202 1-800-421-3481(V), 1-800-877-8339 (TTY).