James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sep 04, 2019
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College of Business Administration

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Marquette University, a private, coeducational, Catholic, Jesuit institution seeks an experienced and forward-thinking leader to serve as the James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration. The dean will partner with talented faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the regional business community to position the College of Business Administration (COBA) as a pillar of innovation in the Midwest. The dean will play an integral role in helping the university achieve its goal to be recognized among the most innovative and accomplished Catholic, Jesuit universities in the world leading the way through a rapidly changing higher education landscape. 

Marquette is one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States and is the largest private university in Wisconsin. Its attractive 98-acre campus on the edge of Milwaukee’s downtown is home to a highly collegial community with more than 2,800 employees and a current enrollment at approximately 11,600 students. Marquette is ranked in the top 100 of national universities by U.S. News & World Report with aspirations to be in the top 75. In 2015, the university reached a new Carnegie research classification as a Doctoral University marked by “high research activity” – the second highest classification Carnegie bestows.

The dean will join a University that has embarked on a transformation guided by the 24th President, Dr. Michael R. Lovell, who joined Marquette in 2014. Since that time, Dr. Lovell has led the campus community in implementing Marquette’s ambitious strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. This plan requires extraordinary investment and innovative, new partnerships to bolster how Marquette delivers transformational education and student experiences, advances research and scholarship, thrives in the new and dynamic environment of higher education, builds its endowment, and reimagines and reshapes its infrastructure. The College of Business Administration is critical to Marquette University’s accomplishment of these goals, and the next dean will need to address the following key opportunities and challenges:

  • Build and strengthen external relationships to create opportunities and resources for COBA’s students, faculty, and staff
  • Advance the college’s vision and mission through creative strategies and tactics that better position COBA as a premier business school
  • Lead a talented organization that is resourceful, entrepreneurial, and forward-looking
  • Foster a culture in COBA that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusivity

Marquette has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. This is a confidential search where the names of candidates, including finalists, will not be made public. Members of the campus community invited to participate in the finalist visits will be required to sign Acknowledgement of Confidentiality forms. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: http://www.imsearch.com/7016. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Julie Filizetti and Ludi Chow

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900 

Marquette University affirms its longstanding commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin. Marquette affirms its commitment to the principle of affirmative action and its commitment to abide by state regulations and federal laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity.