Dean of Health Sciences

Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond, Kentucky, is pleased to announce its search for the next Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS). The Dean of Health Sciences will assume primary responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of all academic programs, personnel, and other areas designated by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean fosters, supports, and enhances a student-centered academic environment which frames the College’s mission of preparing outstanding health and human service professionals and leaders who contribute to the success and vitality of their communities, the state of Kentucky, and who affect the delivery of healthcare in today’s changing health systems. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the EKU mission, especially an awareness and understanding of the needs of underrepresented and first-generation students.


The Dean will foster academic excellence through faculty development, scholarly research, and creative endeavors. The Dean will lead initiatives to strengthen and sustain existing programs and ensure that CHS graduates meet or exceed national pass rates on licensure certifications and standardized exams.  The Dean will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, as well as to promoting educational access and opportunity for underrepresented groups.  It is anticipated that the selected candidate will assume these responsibilities no later than July 1, 2022.


Qualifications include: A terminal degree in a health science discipline housed within the CHS; significant administrative experience, a results-oriented strategist who is operationally astute, highly knowledgeable about opportunities in service and research, and familiar with recent advances and challenges in all disciplines housed within the College.

Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Approximately 14,500 students are enrolled in more than 100 academic programs across EKU’s six colleges.

Candidates are asked to submit electronically (in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF): (1) a cover letter responding to “The Leadership Agenda for the Dean” in the profile; (2) a complete resume or vitae; and (3) the contact information (email and phone) for five professional references. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s expressed permission. Applications or nominations can be sent to: For full consideration, materials must be received on or before February 4, 2022.

Please visit the profile here to view more detailed information about this position. Additional information about Eastern Kentucky University is available at:


AGB Search is assisting Eastern Kentucky University with this very important search. Candidates are encouraged to reach out to the consultants to discuss this opportunity.


Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

(215) 934-1386


Dr. Thomas Kowalik, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

(607) 759-5285


Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, and/or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts, or in any employment policy or practice. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity, Eastern Kentucky University, Jones Bldg. Room 416, Richmond, Kentucky 40475 (859) 622-8020, or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. 20202 1-800-421-3481(V), 1-800-877-8339 (TTY).