Dean, College of Business Administration
Academic Affairs Division
The Dean is responsible for providing the overall vision, strategic
direction, long-term planning, and operational oversight for the
college and is expected to pursue new opportunities to best serve
students and the business needs of the region. The CBA consists of
six academic departments, the Small Business Development Center,
and is an active member of an online MBA program through a
consortia of other University of Wisconsin schools. The mission of
the college is to "Foster Academic Excellence, Career Success, and
Community Engagement through Enriching, Interactive Experiences.”
The college has approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and a
highly qualified instructional staff of over 60 individuals. The
college maintains active collaborations within the region and
community and with numerous educational institutions in Europe,
Asia, and elsewhere. The Dean of the College of Business
Administration reports to the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs and will serve alongside the Deans of the academic
colleges, School of Education, and the Director of the Library.
Position compensation includes an annual salary of $177,000 and a
comprehensive benefits package.
Description of College / Department / Program / Division /
The College of Business Administration ( CBA ) is AACSB accredited,
celebrating its 50th anniversary, and has recently relocated to a
newly renovated historic building on campus dedicated exclusively
to the college. More information about the College of Business
Administration and the search can be found here:Dean of the College
of Business Administration .
- Academic Credentials: Proven record of teaching and scholarship
sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of full professor
and tenure in one of the college’s departments with an earned
doctorate from a regionally accredited university.
- Leadership and Administrative Experience: Strong record of
relevant, progressively responsible administrative and management
experience, including strong budget and personnel skills.
- Integrity: Demonstrated commitment to ethical, honest, and
transparent leadership practices.
- AACSB Experience: Teaching and/or administrative experience
within an AACSB accredited business school.
- Dedication to Inclusivity: Evidence of a commitment to
diversity and inclusion.
- History of Student Advancement: Evidence of advancing academic
excellence and career success of students and alumni either as a
faculty member or in prior administrative roles.
Working conditions and environment
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS
- Evidence of initiatives and collaborations between higher
education groups, business leaders, and/or other community
- Evidence of data-driven decision-making associated with
university and college values determined by strategic
- Familiarity and experience with current assessment and AACSB
- Demonstrated record of leadership, resulting in continuous
improvement and innovation.
- Experience in fundraising.
- Knowledge of, and experience with, international students and
Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial
package from the university.
- excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good
- paid holidays and sick days.
- sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health
insurance post-work at UWL .
- after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our
retirement system which ensures income post-career.
- benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and
some of the strongest in state and nation.
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This
information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits
are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.
INFORMATION ABOUT UW-LA CROSSE AND THE REGION
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a
challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the
entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student
success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters
curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation,
and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging
and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional
academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their
place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our
adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence
as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge
differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The
goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of
diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus
climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives
to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic
diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse
ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for
2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org ( ACO ).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of
Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared
prominently on theU.S. News & World Report
“America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4
on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers
91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral
programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts,
Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business
Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as
the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and
instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal
degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning
as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six
years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited
nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and
Universities for its success in linking campus culture and
university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to
move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing
community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and
diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational
education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining
Excellence is available atwww.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan .
The UW-La Crosse campus is located in southwestern Wisconsin,
nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and
positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close
to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for
its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River
on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling
farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands
and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round
outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or
Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town
living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class
medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored
nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of
galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for
culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and
recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be
found here:Choose La Crosse .
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending
criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an
applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act,
UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or
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Posting Detail Information
Posting Detail Information
The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For
additional information about this opportunity, please review the
position profile, which includes a full list of required and
desired characteristics for the Dean of the College of Business
Administration atwww.academicsearch.org under the “Open Searches”
Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the
qualifications and leadership characteristics listed in the
position profile, a current, long-form resume or curriculum vita
(showing relevant administrative responsibilities and
accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers and addresses of at
least five professional references, with an indication of the
candidate’s relationship to each reference. References will not be
contacted until a later stage in the search, and only with the
candidate’s foreknowledge. Applications, nominations, and
expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in
confidence, to:UWLDeanCBA@academicsearch.org .
The position is open until filled but only applications received by
January 14, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Confidential
discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting
one of the senior consultants for this search, either Jerry Israel
(Jerry.Israel@academicsearch.org ) or Alonzo DeCarlo
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We
strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people
from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from
persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the
Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and
veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to
obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act)
for this institution. You may review this information
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will
also require you and your references to answer questions regarding
sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or
conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In
compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse
does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction
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Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by
contacting one of the senior consultants for this search, either
Jerry Israel (Jerry.Israel@academicsearch.org) or Alonzo DeCarlo
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