Dean, College of Business

Tarleton State University seeks an experienced, collegial, visionary and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the next dean of the College of Business.

Reporting to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, the dean serves as the academic officer responsible for executive management of the college and its full range of programs and initiatives; exercises leadership responsibility in advising the college regarding administrative, curriculum and budgetary matters; and provides a vision that contributes to achieving the goals of the institutional strategic plan: Tarleton Forward 2030 . The ideal candidate will be a person who thinks creatively and energetically about the challenges of the changing demographics in higher education.

The College of Business is newly accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and also maintains accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The college manages a budget of almost $7 million and offers 13 baccalaureate and five master's degrees to over 3,000 students across departments of Accounting, Finance and Economics; Management; and Marketing and Computer Information Systems. The college serves the Tarleton State campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, as well as the Texas A&M University System's RELLIS campus .

Tarleton State University is an energetic, comprehensive Carnegie R2 Doctoral University: High Research Activity with the Community Engagement classification and is a new member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The Class of 2026 is nearly 2,500 students and represents the largest, most diverse and well-prepared group of incoming students in 123 years. The university has experienced record enrollment increases in each semester for the past three years and this fall set another all-time high at almost 15,000 students total - up nearly 14% from 2019 - proving that Tarleton State is a first-choice destination for more and more students.

A detailed leadership profile is available at

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Tarleton State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 14, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal:

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Natalie Song at .

Tarleton State University provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment, and the public regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status.

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