Dean of the School of Business

Christian Brothers University
Memphis, Tennessee
Dec 02, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Christian Brothers University (CBU) seeks an innovative, decisive, collegial and experienced leader to serve as Dean of the School of Business. The Dean will work in collaboration with the faculty, the Vice President for Academics, and the President to lead, inspire and elevate the School of Business to its next level of growth, innovation and distinction. 

Located in Memphis, CBU is a private, coeducational university founded in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic teaching order. The University prepares its 1775 traditional and adult undergraduates and 300 graduate students for professional careers and lives of moral responsibility and constructive community involvement. The School of Business offers two undergraduate degrees, three master’s degrees, and a B.S in collaboration with the Gadomski School of Engineering and the School of Science. The School has applied for ACBSP accreditation and has been assigned a mentor to assist it toward that goal.

Strategic priorities for the new Dean include articulating a vision that will make the School of Business the gold standard for business education in its region and developing a data driven plan to achieve it; introducing academic programs that address the needs of students and the marketplace and add to the school’s distinctiveness; supporting and developing the faculty through strategic hires and nurturing the strong spirit of collegiality and shared purpose that already exists; collaborating with the business community to develop internships and career opportunities and secure financial resources; advocating for the school within the university and externally; growing enrollment; and modeling and advancing the University’s strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and student success. 

Among the qualifications of the Dean are skill in balancing the objectives of shared governance with a bias for action and progression; a passion for academic excellence, innovation and student success; strong management experience; a record of successful work with the business community and fundraising; and experience with external accreditation. A Ph.D. in a discipline offered by the School of Business and leadership experience in the business world are strongly preferred.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by January 22, 2021. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here:

RH Perry & Associates is assisting Christian Brothers University with this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team:  Dr. Jean Scott, Senior Consultant, at 740-525-4790, or Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner, at 202-253-9846, or to [email protected].