Dean, College of Business

Bowie State University

Dean, College of Business

Bowie State University invites applications for the position of College of Business Dean, carrying administrative responsibility for the operation of the college and reporting directly to the Provost.

This position will oversee both the undergraduate and graduate programs in business, public administration, economics and management information systems, supervising chairs of academic departments and advancing ongoing curricular development, assessment, and advancement of the college’s programs.

The Dean is responsible for preparing budgets, serving on the Provost’s Council, recruiting well-qualified professors, acting as a spokesperson for the college, and serving as liaison with area business and community leaders. The Dean oversees faculty development and tenure and promotion to ensure the high-quality teaching and research that is central to BSU’s mission.

Bowie State University is building a dynamic future on a proud heritage. A comprehensive, regional university, it has established itself as a leader in providing affordable, high-quality educational opportunities to a diverse population of students with ambitions to achieve and succeed. Bowie State has been recognized as one of the nation’s best value universities by Money and The Economist magazines. U.S. News & World Report ranks Bowie State among the top 30 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

One of the 12 member institutions in the University System of Maryland, Bowie State is the oldest HBCU in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. Remaining true to its founding mission, the university has become a broadly diverse community whose students, faculty and staff represent a multitude of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. With its focus on providing access and opportunity, BSU serves a large number of first-generation students, many from low-income backgrounds.

The College of Business uses a holistic approach to teaching the knowledge, skills and behavior needed for a rewarding career in corporate America, government service, or as an entrepreneur. Close relationships with area businesses and government agencies provide many opportunities for internships and post-graduate employment. The college’s programs create a microcosm of the real-life business arena where students interested in starting their own businesses learn to think like entrepreneurs and have access to mentors through the Bowie Business Innovation Center, Maryland’s first incubator at an HBCU, and an Entrepreneurship Academy that promotes entrepreneurial thinking across the disciplines.

986 business administration majors and 209 graduate students’ study in the college’s three departments: Accounting, Finance & Economics; Management, Marketing & Public Administration; and Management Information Systems.

The bachelor’s and master’s programs in business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Master of Public Administration is accredited by Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The Dean will be a highly motivated, energetic leader who is able to inspire staff and collegially collaborate with faculty and administrative leadership. The new Dean will possess an earned doctorate in a related field, will have a proven record as a scholar and educator, and will bring significant academic and leadership experience to this position. A clear understanding of, and commitment to, the role of HBCUs in educating the next generation of leaders is essential.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, outlining opportunities and requirements and including instructions for application.

Applications received by May 3, 2019, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

Application materials must include a letter of interest that responds to the Leadership Opportunities and the Specific Characteristics noted in this profile, a current CV or resume, and names and contact information (telephone and email) for five references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search or without the formal permission of the candidate.

Dr. Richard A. Wueste and Dr. Wayne Wormley of AGB Search are assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates may contact Dr. Wueste at or Dr. Wormley at  Applications should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to

 All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

Bowie State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the University’s EEO Officer at 301-860-3442.