University Park, Illinois
Governors State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Business.
Located 30 miles south of Chicago in University Park, Governors State strives to provide an exceptional and accessible education. Serving a local and regional population of nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students that spans from Chicago’s South Side, to its south suburbs, to rural communities far beyond the city, GSU has throughout its history played a seminal role in improving the lives of its students and our communities. As a state university with a regional focus, Governors State is committed to providing high-quality and responsive opportunities in higher education. Further, the University offers one of the best value undergraduate tuition and fee rates in the state. The College of Business holds the gold standard accreditation of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for its 13 programs, nine minors, and two certificates, and the online MBA program is top-ranked for quality, accessibility, and flexibility.
The dean will be responsible for ensuring the highest levels of quality in the College’s academic programs, while also identifying strategies to improve student success. They will maintain the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and integrity as a representative of the College and the University. The dean will play an active role in enrollment strategy to ensure the long-term sustainability of the College; will be dedicated to advancing a culture that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive; and will be pivotal in recruiting, developing, and retaining colleagues who are essential to ensuring student success. The dean will work collaboratively with the marketing and communications teams to build the College’s reputation and will be expected to seek new revenue sources through fundraising, corporate partnerships, and grant opportunities.
Successful candidates will possess:
Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.
The application deadline for best consideration is May 31, 2023. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
Candidate materials should be submitted in PDF format via: this link
Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:
Fred Moore, Senior Executive Search Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org / (712) 299-2544
Dawn Overstreet, Executive Search Consultant, email@example.com / (617) 817-6466
Melissa Trotta, Associate Managing Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org / (202) 380-8927