Dean, College of Business

Dean, College of Business


Governors State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Business.


Located 30 miles south of Chicago in University Park, Governors State strives to provide an exceptional and accessible education. Serving a local and regional population of nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students that spans from Chicago’s South Side, to its south suburbs, to rural communities far beyond the city, GSU has throughout its history played a seminal role in improving the lives of its students and our communities. As a state university with a regional focus, Governors State is committed to providing high-quality and responsive opportunities in higher education. Further, the University offers one of the best value undergraduate tuition and fee rates in the state. The College of Business holds the gold standard accreditation of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for its 13 programs, nine minors, and two certificates, and the online MBA program is top-ranked for quality, accessibility, and flexibility.


The dean will be responsible for ensuring the highest levels of quality in the College’s academic programs, while also identifying strategies to improve student success. They will maintain the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and integrity as a representative of the College and the University. The dean will play an active role in enrollment strategy to ensure the long-term sustainability of the College;  will be dedicated to advancing a culture that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive; and will be pivotal in recruiting, developing, and retaining colleagues who are essential to ensuring student success. The dean will work collaboratively with the marketing and communications teams to build the College’s reputation and will be expected to seek new revenue sources through fundraising, corporate partnerships, and grant opportunities.


Successful candidates will possess:

  • A terminal degree in an area of instruction that is offered by GSU (required)
  • Collegiate teaching experience and a track record of scholarship
  • Knowledge of AACSB preparations and standards
  • Additional desired competencies and experience in:
    • Curricular revision and program development to foster academic rigor
    • Working successfully with a business advisory board
    • Faculty governance in collective bargaining contexts
    • Excellent communication skills


The Search Profile, with additional information about Governors State University and the opportunities

for the dean can be found at:


Nominations and Applications


The application deadline for best consideration is May 31, 2023. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of interest
  • The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references (none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the candidate)


Candidate materials should be submitted in Word or PDF format via this link.


Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:


Fred Moore, Senior Executive Search Consultant - / 712.299.2544

Dawn Overstreet, Executive Search Consultant - / 617.817.6466

Melissa Trotta, Associate Managing Principal - / 202.380.8927


Governors State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with applicable federal and states and GSU policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. GSU prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment opportunity or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, or marital status.