Marian University — Dean of the Byrum School of Business


Marian University – Indianapolis invites inquiries, nominations and applications for its next Dean of the Byrum School of Business. As a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education, the University is dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in liberal arts, sciences, business, education, medicine and nursing. The Dean has the primary responsibility for enhancing the quality of, and advocating for, the Byrum School; growing enrollment; building new academic programs; ensuring strong management and oversight of existing academic programs; managing budgets effectively; and strengthening external partnerships. The next Dean will work with the faculty, administration, staff, students, alumni, donors, and business leaders to strategize and implement a bold vision of the Byrum School's future and is expected to take office by July 1, 2019.

Marian University is a distinguished Midwestern university founded in 1937 by the Sisters of Saint Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana. The University is proud to be the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana and is in a strong position for continued success and furthering its outstanding reputation. The institution has achieved tremendous growth, currently serving the largest enrollment in University history, with 3,600 full-time equivalent students with more than 2,430 undergraduate students.

The Byrum School of Business is committed to preparing transformational leaders for the future through an engaged learning model that leads to superior outcomes and a positive reputation in the community. The hands-on, high engagement curriculum begins preparing students for the business world from day one, exposing students to actual businesses and allowing them to analyze and solve problems for local companies. The home of the Byrum School is the Paul J. Norman Center, a high-tech, state-of-the-art facility that opened in January 2018. The Byrum School has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

The Byrum School has collaborated with more than 100 corporations and nonprofit organizations throughout the state on projects ranging from business and market research to consulting on special projects and initiatives. The School's graduates enjoy job placement rates that are consistently near 100% for professional employment within six months of graduation.

Marian University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Ms. Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, Senior Consultant, at or 703-380-9195. For more information about this opportunity, application and nomination procedures, as well as qualifications, please review the full position profile at: By University policy and search committee affirmation, all information from and about candidates will be kept in strict confidence in perpetuity. For full consideration by the search committee, applications should be submitted by Friday, May 3, 2019. Additional information about the institution may be found at

Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.