Director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce

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Sewanee, The University of the South

Director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce

Sewanee, The University of the South seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce.

The Babson Center for Global Commerce is where the University and the business world come together to assist students in preparing for successful careers as business leaders. The Center supports the belief that the best preparation for a career in business is a broad-based liberal arts education. Many of today’s leaders in commerce attribute their success to the critical thinking skills, writing and speaking skills, and study of the human experience that are the core of the liberal arts tradition at Sewanee.

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, the Director designs and implements a co-curricular program of educational and experiential learning activities to prepare students as principled citizens better able to succeed and lead in a global economy.  The Director is responsible for leading and directing the ongoing vision and administration of the Babson Center, working collaboratively with the Director of the Business Minor and the Director of Career and Leadership Development to oversee the growth and strategic direction of the Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program, helping the program to mature as a premier pre-professional model for undergraduate business education in a liberal arts setting.

Sewanee, The University of the South is one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, an institution of the Episcopal Church, with a distinguished undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, a leading graduate School of Theology, and an innovative School of Letters offering summer master’s degree programs in literature and creative writing.  In an environment of intense intellectual engagement, Sewanee students are challenged to live the life of the mind and to apply their education to the complexities of our time through leadership roles in society. 

The 13,000 acre campus, known as the Domain, is located on the western face of the Cumberland Plateau, situated between the Tennessee cities of Nashville and Chattanooga. The Domain offers rich educational and research opportunities in addition to recreational experiences unparalleled on any other campus in the country.

For more detailed information, please see:  Babson Center Director

For best consideration, please send all confidential nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest by March 1, 2021 to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Beth McCarthy, Senior Associate

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.