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Dean, College of Business Administration

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Wisconsin, United States
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Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Deans, Executive, Other Executive
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Dean, College of Business Administration

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Academic Affairs Division

Position Summary

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 / Unit

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 .

Required Qualifications
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of initiatives and collaborations between higher education groups, business leaders, and/or other community stakeholders.
  • Evidence of data-driven decision-making associated with university and college values determined by strategic planning.
  • Familiarity and experience with current assessment and AACSB accreditation practices.
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, resulting in continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Experience in fundraising.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, international students and international programs.
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Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • 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.
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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.

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 ( 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 Reportlist of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.

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 .

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 conviction records.

Learn more about UW-La Crosse here:


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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 under the “Open Searches” tab.

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, .

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 ( ) 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 UW-La Crosse.

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 at .

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 record.

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