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Dean, Colangelo College of Business

Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, Arizona
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023

Company Description

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. The Colangelo College of Business has approximately 40 degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students in various learning modalities with a full-time team of 35 faculty and staff.

Do you want to lead a growing college of business with a teaching-focused mission that integrates Christian faith and celebrates the free markets? Do you want to be part of an academic leadership team on one of the most innovative universities in the nation with multi-modality learning? Do you want to work alongside a global basketball icon and transform business education with Mr. Jerry Colangelo? We may have the opportunity you have been looking for.

Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business (CCOB), Colangelo College of Business, is seeking a Dean to lead the Colangelo College of Business into the next decade. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community.

Scope and Responsibilities

What We Are Offering:

  • The opportunity to work at a thriving diverse campus and online student population
  • Projected start date – Winter/Spring 2023
  • The chance to promote a business mindset for today’s changing world, as well as help with the integration of faith and celebrate free market capitalism
  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of the next generation of business professionals
  • Join a leadership team that has created a Christian-based, high-quality academic experience for all socio-economic classes of society that hasn’t raised tuition in 14-years

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead faculty and staff in support of the GCU mission to include every/all aspect of the students’ academic experience, as well as program revision, and new, innovative degree program development in all modalities
  • Accountable for re-accreditation earned in 2017, next accreditation visit is scheduled for 2027
  • Continue high-quality learning outcomes, a culture of assessment, free market capitalism, servant leadership Lead a college in collaboration with all university teams and services in a matrix-organization that creates efficiencies and leverages best practices for student success and college operations
    • i.e., Faculty Training & Development, Curriculum Design & Development, and Marketing
  • Lead the unique/innovative entrepreneurship program with its own incubator/accelerator as well as an affiliation with an angel investment group and a Latino-oriented new business development center
  • Lead the college advisory board; interact w/C-level business leaders to advocate for GCU, participate w/college
  • Lead and support efforts of the Advancement office to fund raise for college scholarships Lead faculty and support professional development of teaching – service – scholarship
  • Coordinate with the Alumni office to support, highlight, and promote alumni success
  • Lead and support the integrity of the GCU Christian mission, faith integration & learning outcomes

Why Work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan
  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events
  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program
  • Free on-site gyms at all our office locations

Key Selection Criteria

  • Doctoral degree
  • Experience in higher education teaching, scholarship, and/or administration
  • Significant (5+ years desired), documented, industry experience and/or leadership roles
  • Ability and experience leading at operational and strategic levels 
  • Passion to share your Christian faith as a leader and educator
  • Experience, skill set in business development, working with industry/government partners to promote the college and/or orchestrate hiring pathways for students

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials as soon as possible.

DHR Global is assisting Grand Canyon University in this search. Initial screening of the applications and nominations will continue until an appointment is made. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a brief letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a resume and cover letter.

Submission of documents as separate PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to DHR Global via the email:

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