Minnesota State University, Mankato — Dean, College of Business

Minnesota State University, Mankato, a leading university with a growing international reputation for breakthrough applied research, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Business. The University seeks an exceptional individual with a distinguished management, teaching, and scholarship record to provide creative, visionary, and responsible leadership and advise the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs on all matters related to the College of Business.

Minnesota State Mankato is the largest institution within the Minnesota State system which includes seven universities and 26 two-year colleges. The Minnesota State system has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and University, and to provide an opportunity for all to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

More than 14,000 students, including more than 1,280 international students from 96 countries, attend Minnesota State Mankato, making it the second largest university in Minnesota. The nearly 1,600 faculty and staff, including more than 700 teaching faculty, are distinguished by their dedication and loyalty to the institution’s mission and their students. The University offers more than 130 undergraduate programs of study and more than 85 graduate programs including master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs. 

The College of Business comprises 2,200 students, 50 full-time faculty, and 13 staff, has been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) since 1997, and offers high-demand undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs include Accounting, Finance, Management, International Business, and Marketing. The graduate programs include a longstanding MBA program and a Master of Accounting (MAcc) program delivered at both the Mankato and Edina locations. The College collaborates with other programs throughout campus and is engaged in partnership with industry and international programs.

The Dean serves as the College’s top administrator and reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean will oversee academic programs and maintain external accreditations; provide academic and administrative planning and budgeting; interpret, administer, and support collective bargaining agreements; implement college and university policies; recruit, develop and evaluate faculty and staff; maintain positive student relations; fundraise and procure grants; maintain and develop external connections, advisory boards, collaboration and partnership; provide oversight for procurement and maintenance of college technology and facilities; promote, develop, and encourage equity-minded and racially just programming and supports; and mentor department chairpersons.

The full prospectus is available here.

All nominations and applications shall be confidential. For best consideration, submit a cover letter and CV to MankatoBusinessDean@storbecksearch.com. The cover letter must contain a section responding to each of the topics found in the full prospectus under the Opportunities and Challenges section (Strategic Visioning, Faculty Hiring & Development, Providing Leadership Beyond the Campus, Valuing Diversity) and a section responding to the six required qualifications and the seven preferred qualifications. 

Additionally, please send all position and timeline inquiries to:
Jim Sirianni, Managing Director
Mark Halligan, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-267-3529 or 711(MRS/TTY). This announcement is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity university and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.