Dean, College of Business - California State University-Chico in Chico California

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California State University-Chico

Chico, California 95929

United States


Detailed Job Description

Dean, College of Business
Chico, California

California State University, Chico (Chico State), one of 23 campuses in the California State University System, seeks a Dean for the College of Business (COB). Chico State is a residential campus enrolling over 17,000 students across seven colleges. Distinguished by its dedicated faculty, excellent students, loyal alumni, and unique learning environment, the University’s mission encompasses teaching, applied research, and service to the region and beyond. Chico State was ranked in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top three institutions within the California State University and as the 31st best regional university in the West.

The College of Business is among the largest colleges at Chico State and offers the most popular major on the campus. The College serves 2,600 undergraduate and about 75 graduate students in four departments: Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance and Marketing, and Management. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the COB offers a B.S. in Business Administration, a B.S. in Information Systems, and an M.B.A. In addition, the College is a leader in programs dealing with sustainability, professional sales, entrepreneurship, and project management and has developed an innovative curriculum to address California’s new “150 hour rule for CPA candidates. Being one of five global application hosting centers for SAP’s University Alliance Program gives the College national and international visibility.

The Dean of the College of Business will be responsible for providing visionary academic and administrative leadership for the College. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean’s primary responsibilities will include:
• Advance student learning and student success
• Foster excellence in faculty and staff
• Facilitate the development and adoption of cutting-edge curricula and pedagogy
• Generate resources and use them effectively to advance the College’s mission and vision
• Strengthen relationships with the College’s stakeholders and elevate its visibility
• Maintain AACSB accreditation, including continuous improvement
• Collaborate with faculty and administrators across the campus to advance Chico State’s vision

The Dean will be an energetic individual dedicated to building the future of Chico State’s College of Business. He or she will bring a strong record of administrative accomplishments in higher education and/or the private sector; a demonstrated track record of fundraising and resource generation; and a record of teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will inspire and strive for continuous improvement and foster student, faculty, and staff success.

Chico State has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. For more detailed information on the position, please visit Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent in confidence to:

David Bellshaw, Deborah Hodson, and Cati Mitchell
Isaacson, Miller
649 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105

Email: Email submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.

CSU Chico is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a cross-cultural learning environment.

Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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