Dean of College of Business Administration
California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) is seeking a dynamic academic leader and administrator and an accomplished scholar to lead a thriving College of Business Administration.
Sacramento State is a comprehensive, regional university, established in 1947. Known as the Capital University, Sacramento State is in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, located just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s more than 30,000 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers 58 bachelor’s degree programs with 143 concentrations; 37 master’s degree programs with 71 concentrations; and three doctoral degrees with two concentrations in the Ed.D. The university is on track to offer its fourth doctorate, the Audiology Doctorate in the coming year. The University also offers ten post-baccalaureate certificates and houses numerous research and community service centers.
The College of Business Administration is one of eight colleges within the university. The College of Business Administration has approximately 60 full-time faculty and 3,500 students. The College has been fully accredited since 1963 and currently maintains its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with areas of concentration in: Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, Managing Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, Marketing and General Management. The College offers the following graduate level programs: Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy. The College’s 2016-2017 operating budget is approximately $11 million of which approximately $3.7 million is earned through self-support programs such as the MBA for Executives, International MBA and MS in Accountancy.
The dean reports to the provost and vice president for academic affairs and serves as the chief academic and administrative officer and spokesperson of the College of Business Administration, its faculty and students. The primary responsibilities of the dean are to provide visionary leadership, develop a culture of integrity and teamwork, demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, and develop external funds including gifts, grants and contracts, as well as provide visionary leadership in building strong relationships with, and generating support from, the business community. The dean is responsible for personnel matters, including coordinating and supervising the administrative duties of associate deans and program directors, and for making recommendations on all College appointment, retention, tenure and promotion requests. The dean also oversees development of annual budget requests and administers the College budget. The dean is responsible for developing, enhancing and working toward implementation of the College’s Strategic Plan; coordinating and supporting the development and evaluation of instructional programs; maintaining accreditation; and facilitating faculty scholarly contributions and service activities in the community, College and University. Additional information about the position, including a Leadership Profile, can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 21, 2018. Candidates should provide a CV, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the search consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D, Sophie Stava and Veena Abraham of Witt/Kieffer, at SacStateBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com. Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Eden Stroud at 630-575-6154.
The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status genetic information, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.