Dean, Andre B. Lacy School of Business
Butler University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Andre B. Lacy School of Business. Butler seeks a collaborative, creative, energetic, entrepreneurial, experienced, and inspiring leader who will not only serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for the school, but also will be outward-looking and visionary in leading the school to new levels of success. The Dean of the Andre B. Lacy School of Business reports to the Provost. Programs in the Lacy School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University is a nationally recognized university with six academic colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Butler is known for providing students with small classes, opportunities to engage directly with faculty, and experiential education through internships, research with faculty mentors, study abroad, service-learning opportunities such as classroom placements for education students and healthcare site placements for pharmacy students, as well as numerous artistic performances. These opportunities give students the knowledge and skills they need to excel after college – both in the workforce and in life. Butler students have had significant success after graduation, as demonstrated by the University’s 97 percent placement rate within 12 months of graduation.
For the fourth consecutive year, Butler is ranked as the top regional university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Butler is ranked No. 1 among Midwest Regional Universities for innovation, undergraduate teaching, and the Best College for Veterans. Butler received national rankings for first-year experience (No. 16), and study abroad opportunities (No. 25).
The Dean of the Lacy School of Business will have the opportunity to inspire, lead, and empower a community of strong faculty. In addition, the Dean will have the opportunity to develop and enhance the Lacy Schools modern academic programs and experiences for the student body. The Dean reports directly to the Provost, oversees a $11 million-dollar budget, and is responsible for all administrative and academic units of the School. Alongside the school’s leadership, 53 full-time faculty, 26 part-time faculty, work in a highly collegial and friendly environment to provide a stellar academic experience for students. The Lacy School is home to 1,099 undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Accounting, Applied Business Technology (ABT), Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Risk Management & Insurance and 234 graduate students who pursue degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Management, and Risk and Insurance. The Lacy School of Business also hosts the Butler’s Old National Bank Center for Business Excellence, Central Indiana Small Business Development Center, and Innovation Lab.
The successful candidate for this position has a record of distinguished academic leadership, research and teaching and/or strong leadership experience in industry. Applicants should have experience in business and management in an academic and/or professional environment including planning, budgeting, team building, problem solving and project management. Candidates should have a proven record of professional accomplishments and effective leadership, and have demonstrated the ability to foster a climate where learning and discovery flourish.
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Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials will consist of a letter of interest, which among other areas should address areas of leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion; curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references. Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be forwarded in confidence to:
Steve Leo, Managing Director
Jeffrey Alston EDD, Senior Associate
Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.