Dean of the School of Business

Position Overview

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Carroll University invites nominations and applications for the Dean of its School of Business as it seeks its next innovative and creative leader. Providing outstanding academic programs that meet current and emerging industry needs, while developing leaders who are prepared to create and sustain success in a changing global environment will be at the heart of the Dean’s agenda.

Elevated to a School of Business in 2017, the School’s Dean will be responsible to Carroll’s Provost and will be entrepreneurial as a leader, accomplished as a strategic thinker and implementer, collaborative by nature but decisive in action, informed about changing pedagogies and the needs of the 21st century learner, and understanding of the academy at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have an uncommon opportunity to build a legacy of innovation and excellence in business education.

Carroll is Wisconsin’s first, four-year institution of higher learning and today is identified as a comprehensive, liberal arts-centered, independent university organized around four major components: the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education and Human Services, and the College of Health Sciences. A decade of dramatic enrollment growth, impressive fundraising, and strong fiscal management place Carroll in a very strong and enviable position on today’s higher education landscape.

The campus is nestled in a residential neighborhood, within a short walk of historic downtown Waukesha. Waukesha County annually ranks as one of the most highly educated, healthiest, fastest growing, and wealthiest counties in the state of Wisconsin. Historic Waukesha is 17 miles from Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee, and its spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline. Wisconsin’s state capital, Madison, is 60 miles away, and Chicago is 90 miles to the south.

Nominations and Applications

Candidates are requested to submit materials by 12:00 pm CST on Monday, November 15.  Prior to making application, prospective candidates are encouraged to learn more about the application process by reviewing the Dean’s Search Profile above. Applications from persons in underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

Application materials should include:

  1. A letter of candidacy that responds in detail to The Agenda for the New Dean in the profile;
  2. A complete CV or résumé, and
  3. The names and contact information (phone and email)for three references, none of whom will be contacteduntil a later stage of the search and not without the candidate’s formal permission.)

All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidentiality.

Application materials to be submitted electronically (Word or PDF) to:

For inquiries and nominations, please contact:

Assisting the search are:

Monica Burton, Principal

Margaret (Peggy) Plympton, Ed.D. Principal

Carroll University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Carroll does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran’s status in the administration of programs or in the employment of faculty and staff.