College of Business
Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) seeks an innovative leader who can
build strong connections between the school and the island’s
business community as well as advance the reputation and
performance of its academic programs.
HPU is a private, not-for-profit institution of approximately
4,200 students with a full-time equivalent enrollment of 2,798
undergraduates and 376 graduate students. Founded in 1965, it is
Hawai‘i’s largest private university with its core campus in the
heart of Honolulu’s business district. HPU’s investment in the
urban student experience translates to greater hands-on experiences
for students, expanded interdisciplinary collaboration between
colleges and programs, and deeper engagement with the community of
Honolulu and the state of Hawai‘i. As one of the most diverse
higher education institutions in the nation and with its central
location in the Asia Pacific region, HPU is uniquely positioned in
American business education.
The College of Business is physically located adjacent to
Honolulu’s busiest business corridor. Hawai‘i is also a hub for
international business with abundant opportunities for faculty and
students to become engaged with global industry. The next Dean will
draw upon their experience working with the business community to
establish the HPU College of Business as the “go to” partner for
advice, counsel and development of innovative programs. The Dean
will appreciate the expertise of business leaders and find ways to
engage them as instructors, subject matter experts, mentors and
partners in student learning.
The ideal candidate will highlight the quality of existing
programs as well as encourage the creation of new innovative
programs that are complemented by significant research
accomplishments; grow the student body, and retain students through
to graduation as well as ensuring timely completion of degree
requirements; commit to develop and deliver high quality
transferable courses for military personnel; support innovation and
creativity while achieving operational efficiencies; and function
as a transparent leader, someone who engages and communicates with
all college constituencies.
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. For a detailed description of the opportunity, please
The Application Process
The Hawai‘i Pacific University Business Dean Search Committee
will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are
received and will continue to accept and review credentials until
the new Dean is selected. To ensure fullest consideration,
candidates are advised to submit their materials to HPUBusinessDean@agbsearch.com
by September 8, 2021.
Dr. Richard Wueste and Dr. Concetta Stewart of AGB Search are
assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates
may contact Dr. Wueste at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Dr. Stewart at email@example.com.
The application package should be submitted electronically in
Word or PDF format and must include:
- A Letter of Interest that responds to the Leadership
Opportunities and the Characteristics of the Dean
sections of this profile.
- A current CV or resume.
- The names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for
five references as well as their relationship to
the candidate. No references will be contacted until a later stage
of the search or without the formal permission of the
All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to fostering a diverse, equitable
environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of
race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age,
genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, marital status, or any other
protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai‘i
Pacific University encourages applications from
veterans and individuals with disabilities.
A pre-employment background investigation is performed on
candidates selected for employment