Dean of the College of Business

Ellensburg, Washington State
Feb 13, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Central Washington University (CWU) is seeking expressions of interest, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Business.

Located in historic Ellensburg, CWU is a comprehensive, four-year public institution offering bachelor's and master's degrees in a range of disciplines that are housed in four academic colleges. The mission of CWU is to prepare students for responsible citizenship, responsible stewardship of the earth, and enlightened and productive lives. The University enrolls approximately 12,000 students in more than 145 majors and has a faculty-student ratio of 17.1. Externally sponsored grants and contracts funded during academic year 2016-17 totaled more than $12.8 million. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, more than a third of first-year students were people of color in fall 2017. CWU enrolls and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state.

The College of Business is one of CWU's four academic colleges and is comprised of four departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance and Supply-Chain Management, and Management and Marketing. The College offers three majors: Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics; and seven minors: Accounting, Economics, Entreneurship, Finance, General Business, HR Management, Sport Business, and Supply Chain. The College is home to 1,286 undergraduate students and has been accredited by AACSB since 2010. To learn more about the College of Business, please visit:

The Dean of the College of Business reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Life and is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College. The Dean will work closely with key stakeholders to develop and implement a compelling and ambitious vision for the future of the College. The Dean will be a thoughtful and forward thinking risk-taker capable of strategically enhancing current programs, developing new academic initiatives and programs, and growing the College. The Dean will oversee the College's budget, curriculum, and the personnel and departmental operations of the College's off-campus education centers and instructional sites.

The Dean of the College of Business will foster close working relationships with all constituents of the College, including public agencies, the general public, and the University's leadership team. The Dean will supervise the four department chairs, the associate dean, and other personnel. The Dean will be an innovative leader, a passionate fundraiser, and enthusiastic about addressing the challenges and opportunities facing higher education.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree from an accredited institution;
  • Successful record of progressive leadership in higher education;
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, writing, and speaking skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching, including online and multimodal learning;
  • Demonstrated skills in budget management, personnel management, and planning;
  • Experience in building collaborative institutional and industry partnerships;
  • Evidence of strong problem-solving skills and the ability to innovate;
  • Success in developing and sustaining working relationships among departments, colleges, community, and industry stakeholders.

Application Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit: a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted by email to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner

Robin Reyes, Associate

Email: [email protected]

Refer to code “CWU-COB” in the subject line

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue

Whittier, CA 90601

562-360-1353 (FAX)

Central Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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