Dean, School of Business

Mercy College

Dean, School of Business

Mercy College invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, School of Business. The College seeks a forward thinking and bold leader to embrace enthusiastically its mission and history to serve in this key leadership position. The new Dean will work collaboratively with institutional and academic leadership, faculty, and staff to establish and execute the strategic priorities for the School in alignment with the College’s strategic plan.

Mercy College is a thriving independent, comprehensive, and student-centered institution located alongside the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, New York, with additional campuses located in the Bronx, Manhattan, Yorktown Heights and a substantial online learning community. The College has a diverse student population of more than 9,500 studying in 90 undergraduate, and graduate programs.

Mercy’s curriculum offering is enriched by the integrated resources of five academic schools:  Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Members of Faculty across the five schools are Fulbright scholars and well published authors with national and international expertise in their field of study.

The School of Business at Mercy College promotes active learning and engages students in experiential learning initiatives that prepare students to be successful in the fast-paced world of global business. The School is home to innovative enterprises and centers, such as the Strategic Consulting Institute, where students work directly with corporate partners and faculty to solve real-world problems for Fortune 500 companies and a state-of-the-art trading room. The School’s strategic focus on international business provides students opportunities to partner with international universities and global businesses and so further enhance their learning experiences. The School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Corporate and Homeland Security, Organizational Management, and Human Resource Management to 1,181 undergraduate and 531 graduate students. These programs are delivered on campus and online, with pathways for working professionals and opportunities for adult students seeking to complete their degree.

The Position: Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Business. Key attributes Mercy College seeks in the next dean include: an experienced leader with a record of accomplishments and progressive experience in higher education or business, academic credentials and/or professional experiences which warrant tenure in a department within the School; demonstrated ability to manage a complex academic organization; the ability to encourage research and scholarship activities among faculty; an interest in generating new revenue streams through fund-raising and external partnerships; experience in successfully preparing for and developing growth opportunities, including new undergraduate and graduate programs; an interest and demonstrated success in working with the business community; a strong commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have the following professional and personal attributes, among others: an advanced degree in business or a related field; significant accomplishments and a track record of visionary leadership which provide the foundation for strong leadership as Dean. It is preferred that he/she also demonstrate substantial fiscal experience and the capacity to succeed in external fundraising; a management style of consensus building and teamwork; strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; experience in curriculum development and assessment; strong communication skills; and the highest personal integrity.

For full consideration, interested parties are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and CV as soon as possible. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All nominations, applications, inquiries, and requests for the full position profile should be sent in confidence to:

Steve Leo, Partner

Brian Bustin, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP 


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