Dean of the College of Business

Mar 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean of the College of Business
California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico
invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Business. The Dean is the academic and administrative leader of the College and reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean works closely with a management team-comprised of academic officers, development officers, department chairs, and college faculty and staff. The Dean is a member of the Provost's Academic Council (PAC).

The College of Business offers B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Business Information Systems, and a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA). Programs of study include: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, and Information Systems. Additionally, the College offers 11 minors and several certificate programs.

The College serves approximately 2500 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students taught by approximately 100 faculty. The College was founded in 1972 and has been consistently accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), including a five-year reaccreditation in fall 2017. As a regional institution, Chico State's mission includes applied research and teaching as well as service to the region and beyond. The dedicated faculty and staff, excellent students, loyal alumni, and unique learning environment distinguish it from its peers. For additional information, please refer to the CSU, Chico College of Business profile under “Current Searches” at or the College of Business website.

The successful candidate will understand and support the values of a public, comprehensive, residential campus; recognize the critical role of faculty and staff in the lifeof the University; and effectively collaborate across the campus and the CSU. The Dean shall foster academic excellence in teaching, research, and university service. The Dean develops, with effective communication skills, positive relationships with alumni, friends, corporations, and community organizations; is an active fundraiser; and seeks external support. The Dean is responsible for developing, with input from stakeholders, a College-wide strategic direction, guiding academic policy, managing fiscal resources well, and attending to personnel. We are searching for a leader who will:


  • Foster student learning and student success
  • Nurture excellence in faculty and staff
  • Marshal and strategically manage resources to advance the college's mission, vision, and values
  • Actively participate in and champion efforts to build external support through fundraising and development
  • Manage and promote the college's visibility
  • Maintain AACSB accreditation and foster continuous improvement
  • Collaborate and provide effective leadership in support of the University's mission and administration.

    Additional required and preferred qualifications can be found in the institutional profile at:

    Academic Search, Inc., an executive search firm, is supporting the University in this search. Applications and nominations should be sent to [email protected]. Ideally, a new Dean will be in the position no later than summer 2018. For more information about this opportunity, please see the Leadership Profile under “Current Searches at For a confidential conversation about the search, please contact Senior Consultant Jessica Kozloff at [email protected].

    Applicants should submit a complete and current resume, as well as names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references. A cover letter of interest should indicate how the applicant's qualifications relate to the responsibilities of the Dean. Applicants should briefly articulate their philosophy of business education and explain why they aspire to a major leadership position at this stage of their careers. References will not be contacted without approval of the applicants.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by April 16, 2018. As a condition of employment, persons must submit to a confidential background check and submit official, sealed transcripts. This position also requires a successful fingerprint clearance. All information obtained will be strictly confidential. To apply, please email applications and nominations to:
    [email protected]



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