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Director, Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia (US)
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management
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Georgia State University

Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration
Atlanta, GA


Georgia State University (GSU or Georgia State) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the role of Director at the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration within the J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Robinson). The new director will be responsible for formulating a clear vision and strategy aimed at expanding the school’s reach and reputation as a leader in the field of hospitality management. The director will align the school with Robinson’s core values of impact, community, openness, curiosity, and inclusiveness by strengthening connections with industry partners, enhancing the student experience through innovative curriculum design and experiential learning opportunities, and expanding access to research and teaching development for its faculty.

The Cecil B. Day School celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2023 and is the oldest and largest hospitality administration program in Georgia. It plays a pivotal role in the field of hospitality education and industry leadership and consistently ranks among the top hospitality programs in the nation and the world based on academic quality, reputation, internship opportunities, and experiential learning for students beyond the classroom. The next director will champion the unique and innovative aspects of the school while leading a dedicated and collaborative faculty and staff to enrich the student experience. 

The director will play a key role in promoting the mission of the school, motivating students, faculty, and staff to advance Robinson’s contributions to business and society. The director will be an advocate for the school, communicating its significant impact on the hospitality industry locally and across the nation, by leveraging the school’s location in the heart of Atlanta and proximity to many of the city’s largest and most prominent convention centers, arenas, hotels, and restaurants. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, excel in collaboration, demonstrate a strong capacity to mentor and manage and display a readiness to develop a vision, strategy, and partnerships.

Georgia State is a public research university within the University System of Georgia and spans six campuses throughout the Atlanta metro area. The university is designated as Research 1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and it is among the fastest-growing research universities in the country. It is well known as a leader in student success and for graduating students at the same rate without regard to race, gender, or socioeconomic status. The university is highly entrepreneurial in its approach, ranking as the second most innovative university in the country. It also ranks among the most diverse universities in the nation, drawing students from every state and 159 nations.

GSU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the new director. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications with CVs and cover letters are being accepted for the position and should be sent electronically in confidence to:

Micah Pierce, Partner
Lauren Wilkes, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller, Inc.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.



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