Dean, Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy

Dean, Lorry I. Lokey

School of Business and Public Policy

Oakland, California

Mills College, a private liberal arts college located in the heart of the Bay Area, seeks an innovative, socially-conscious, and collaborative leader to serve as the Dean of the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy (Lokey School). One of the few interdisciplinary entities of its kind, the Lokey School provides an unparalleled opportunity for impact, in one of the most progressive, multicultural, and forward thinking regions in the world. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and visionary leader, committed to social justice, diversity, and inclusion, who will build upon the School's rich history and propel it to the next level of excellence. In a time of political crisis, the Lokey School is poised to address our country's greatest needs by producing not only the next generation of exceptional thinkers and change makers, but also ethical socially-conscious leaders.

In 2015, the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business and the Mills College Public Policy Program merged to become a combined school of Business and Public Policy. The union of these two professional programs capitalizes on the interdisciplinary and creative ethos fostered by its exceptionally committed faculty and staff, and diverse student body. The new Dean will provide thoughtful and collegial leadership mobilizing the Lokey School community around a common strategic vision for one of the nation's pioneering liberal arts business and public policy schools. The Dean will be charged with elevating the visibility and articulating the value of the Lokey School both internally and externally and will cultivate new partnerships, grow student enrollment, and bring in new revenue.

It is an exciting moment in time. Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman was named the 14th president of Mills College in July of 2016. Under her leadership, the senior cabinet has evolved and is coalescing well, and the College has recently adopted a new organizational structure. The Dean will be a key partner in furthering the college's momentum by leveraging the Lokey School's assets and values to fulfill its mission of effecting socially just change in a global, multicultural society.

To achieve the Lokey School's strategic goals, the Dean will work with faculty, staff, students and the college leadership to address a set of key opportunities and challenges: 1) Further unify the School and develop a strategic direction that leverages the combination of Business and Public Policy; 2) Expand and broadly steward enrollment; 3) Grow the financial resources required to meet the current needs and future aspirations of the School; 4) Make strategic investments to enhance the academic offerings of the Business and Public Policy programs; 5) Continue to work toward meeting AACSB accreditation standards for the school's business programs: 6) Embrace and support the student body, culture, and surrounding community that make Mills exceptional; and 7) Communicate the value and vision of the Lokey School both internally and externally.

Mills College has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process/until the position is filled. 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: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Regan Gough, Emily Chiswick-Patterson, and Molly Kron

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

Mills College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Mills College welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks qualified applications and nominations from women and people of color. Mills seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to diversity and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage diverse perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.