Dean, College of Business Administration

Dean, College of Business Administration

Central Michigan University (CMU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Business Administration.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President/Provost, the Dean of the College of Business Administration is responsible for all operations of the College and provides leadership regarding graduate and undergraduate education both on- and off-campus. The fundamental charge of this leadership position is the creation of an educational environment that places student success at the forefront, leveraging collaborative, experiential learning opportunities with faculty, business and civic leaders, and private enterprise to ensure that graduates are equipped with the most current, up to date skills needed to succeed in a fast-changing, dynamic and diverse business world.  The academic units that comprise the College include: Departments of Business Information Systems, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Law, Management, Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration, and the School of Accounting. Of the approximately 7000 business schools worldwide, the CBA is among the 820 schools in 53 countries that has AACSB accreditation and one of 187 schools that holds an additional, specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting program.

The Dean is the public face of the College of Business Administration at CMU. The Dean will possess a strong understanding of the diverse stakeholders associated with business education today and the capacity to leverage Central Michigan University’s strengths in entrepreneurship, accounting, business technologies and more, while developing visibility and prestige in the College’s lesser-known programs. The Dean will effectively manage the competing needs of College stakeholders, while continually challenging students, faculty, donors, and corporate partners to elevate the level of collaboration and communication amongst each constituency.

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The review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your interest in the position. Please send all materials, confidential nominations and inquiries to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Beth McCarthy, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP 

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see