The Dean serves as the senior administrator and is the principal champion for vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the College of Health and Human Sciences.
The Dean must work effectively with departments, faculty, staff, other senior administrators and student leaders to define, articulate, and successfully implement a distinctive mission, vision, and educational philosophy for the college.
The Dean is responsible for leadership of the college’s strategic planning, student success efforts, accreditation, enrollment, academic program planning, assessment of curriculum and instruction, recruitment and evaluation of faculty and staff, professional development and research support, budgeting and fiscal management, and the allocation and use of facilities.
The Dean is uniquely placed to create an environment within the college to support the campus’ investment in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff as well as undergraduate and graduate students.
The Dean represents the College and University in community, corporate, and professional organizations and agencies. This person is required to develop resources from internal and external connections that further the goals of the College and University in an environment where external philanthropy has become of greater importance to the sustainability of programs.
The Dean must exhibit solid management skills, effectiveness in resource acquisition and allocation, ability to build partnerships within the University and throughout the community, and a clear understanding of state and national trends in higher education and in the disciplines.
As a member of the Provost’s Academic Affairs Leadership Team and the President’s Leadership Council, the Dean works with the president, provost, Deans, and other senior administrators to manage the university's resources to accomplish the college’s and university’s goals.