Marshall University — Dean of the Lewis College of Business

Marshall University invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the Lewis College of Business. The Dean, who reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and is assisted by a staff of 15, is responsible for all aspects of academic life within the College, including teaching, research, personnel matters, and budgets. The successful candidate will possess outstanding leadership skills and the ability to serve as an articulate and zealous representative of, and advocate for, the College’s programs, locally, within Central Appalachia, nationally, and internationally. The Dean will lead fundraising efforts for the College and will enhance partnerships with businesses throughout the tri-state area (West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio) and beyond.

It is anticipated that the new dean could begin duties as early as the spring of 2017 but no later than July, 2017.

The Lewis College of Business, established in 1969 is comprised of 52 full-time faculty and more than 1100 students in four divisions. The College’s programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, are AACSB-accredited in both Business and Accounting. The College offers baccalaureate degrees in all of its divisions and the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Health Care Administration (MS), Master of Human Resource Management (MS), and Master of Accountancy (MS). In addition the College offers a Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DMPNA).

Marshall University was founded in 1837 and is named after the fourth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Marshall. Located in downtown Huntington, West Virginia, with additional campuses and centers in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley, and Beckley, West Virginia, Marshall offers 59 baccalaureate, two associate degrees, and 52 graduate and doctoral programs in nine colleges. The University has nearly 13,500 students, more than 1,000 full- and part-time faculty, and 900 staff.

Huntington is a safe, picturesque city with hospitals, libraries, restaurants, a renowned museum, a symphony orchestra, and a nationally recognized city park. Concerts and theatrical productions take place in outdoor amphitheaters located in the park and along the riverfront. A strong “town-gown” relationship benefits both the Huntington community and Marshall University and is particularly evident in the mutual support of cultural activities and in the community’s support of the University’s athletic events. Marshall is an NCAA Division I participant in Conference USA with 16 varsity teams.


The successful candidate will have a terminal degree and an established record in teaching, research, and service or equivalent experience sufficient to merit tenure at a senior faculty rank in one of the College’s divisions. Candidates should have significant experience in management of complex organizations, familiarity with AACSB accreditation requirements, and a commitment to diversity. Applications and expressions of interest are encouraged from individuals in any discipline represented in the College.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references in Word or PDF format via email to: To ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants must email materials by October 28, 2016. The search will continue until a new dean is appointed. Assisting with this search is Arnold Speert, senior consultant, AGB Search,, (973) 417-1948.

To learn more about Marshall University and the Lewis College of Business, prospective candidates and nominators are encouraged to visit the University’s website at or the AGB Search website at

Marshall University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.