Dean, The George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service

The Dean of the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service

Reporting directly to the executive vice president and provost, the dean of the
George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service (“GVS dean”) serves
as its chief academic and administrative officer. The founding dean of the George
V. Voinovich School, Mark Weinberg, will step down at the conclusion of the 2022-
23 academic year. His successor will inherit a well-established School that has
become one of the most highly respected and innovative schools of public service
in the nation. The next GVS dean will continue this momentum in collaboration
with accomplished faculty and professional staff, dedicated alumni, and talented

Administratively, the GVS dean is responsible for planning and managing the
operational, personnel, budgetary, external relations, and student activities of
the School while providing leadership and direction in the development and
implementation of modern and relevant curricula and academic programming.
The GVS dean currently has 16 direct reports: 3 associate deans, 10 program
directors, and 3 administrative leaders (comprising 10 faculty and 6 professional
staff). Overall, the Voinovich School includes 78 administrative staff members, 7
tenured faculty, 4 instructional faculty, 11 visiting faculty, 3 part-time faculty, and 26
adjuncts working across its Athens and Dublin-based campuses. The incoming
GVS dean must have a deep commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse
faculty and staff members, as well as to equitable outcomes for students from
diverse backgrounds. Financial oversight includes a projected 2023 budget of
approximately $21 million, including research expenditures of about $10 million
and state appropriation expenditures of $3.8 million.

With a keen ability to collaborate across Ohio University and with external
partners, the next GVS dean will need to bring successful leadership experience,
coupled with legislative acumen and intellectual depth. The GVS dean will be
expected to be a bridge to policymakers outside of the University, tapping into
the School’s network while building relationships to position the Voinovich
School as a meaningful partner to address social, economic, and environmental
concerns through effective programs and legislation. The new GVS dean should
be prepared to leverage the assets of the School while working at the nexus of
state government agencies and programs to advance understanding of major
contemporary issues, especially in the Appalachian region, while advancing
community solutions.