The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) seeks an
entrepreneurial and experienced academic leader to serve as the
next dean of the College of Business (COB).
UW Oshkosh is the largest of 11 comprehensive universities in a
public higher education system that also includes two doctoral
institutions and a statewide Extension. The University was founded
in 1871 and provides educational programs and services to the
scenic Fox River Valley region of central northeast Wisconsin. In
2018, UW Oshkosh joined with the two-year campuses of UWO-Fond du
Lac and UWO-Fox Cities as a result of a UW System-wide merger and
is now a thriving, three-campus university. The 163-acres of the
three campuses is strategically located in a thriving economic and
cultural corridor with a combined population in excess of 750,000.
This corridor consists of a cluster of dynamic, growing, mid-sized
communities that stretch from Milwaukee to Green Bay.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business holds a
unique philosophy that gives students practical skills – along with
academic theory – to prepare them to lead. The COB is the only
school in the region accredited at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business (AACSB), offering majors in accounting,
economics, finance, human resources, information systems,
interactive web management, management, marketing, and supply chain
management. Students can also pursue an MBA degree from UWO through
a part-time evening and asynchronous online program, or a 16 or
12-month weekend EMBA program.
Reporting to the provost and vice president for academic affairs,
the dean will provide leadership and guidance for the departments,
programs, centers, and other units in the COB at the three campuses
of UWO. The next dean will inspire innovation and advance a shared
vision for the college's future, working to identify opportunities
to increase student enrollment in a rapidly changing higher
education landscape. This leader will shape a positive, engaged,
and inclusive culture within the college, supporting student,
faculty, and staff success. They will engage external partners in
the life of the college, create opportunities for students to gain
real-world experience and secure philanthropic support, and
collaborate with partners across the University while advocating
for the college and its needs.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh seeks a dean with a strong,
sustained record of senior leadership and administrative experience
in support of students and faculty in teaching, service, and
scholarship excellence, gained within an academic business setting.
The next dean will be an engaging communicator with refined
interpersonal skills who is an empathetic, respectful listener.
This individual should possess a terminal degree and academic
credentials suitable for the rank of full professor within the
college; however, candidates with significant leadership experience
outside of academia will also be considered if they demonstrate a
deep commitment to higher education and an understanding of the
future of business education.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the
. Professional references are not requested
at this time.
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in
this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should
be received by August 15, 2022. Application materials should be
submitted using WittKieffer’s
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Jen Meyers Pickard,
Ph.D. and Lauren Bruce-Stets at UWO-Business@wittkieffer.com
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting,
supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding
faculty, staff, and students, and is an Affirmative Action, Equal
Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are
employees or applicants for employment.