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ENMU- Dean of the College of Business
Title:ENMU- Dean of the College of Business

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Eastern New Mexico University in their search for a Dean of the College of Business.


Create a difference and make a lasting impact as the Dean of Business at Eastern New Mexico University. This position is ideal for the entrepreneurial-minded candidate looking to bring their proven track record of strategic leadership and collaboration to move the college forward through the creation and development of high-quality academic programs within the College of Business. This is a tremendous opportunity to grow a college.


The successful candidate will identify and understand the needs of key constituencies including future students, current students, industry, community and alumni and coordinate the development and delivery of superior academic programs. The Dean must be student focused and committed to student success as well as a faculty advocate and mentor.


The Dean should possess strong leadership ability and excellent management skills, demonstrated professional achievement, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, entrepreneurial ambition, as well as collaborative and creative energy. The Dean administers all College programs, personnel, budget and facilities in accordance with the University’s strategies, policies and procedures. Responsibilities include strengthening degree programs, recruitment and development of faculty, budget management, recruitment and retention of students, promoting teaching excellence and innovation, program assessment, being a liaison with the regional business community, and working collaboratively with others in creating and implementing a long-range strategic vision for the college and university.


The position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and, as a member of the Deans Council, works closely with other deans and members of the Academic Affairs staff.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a business discipline from an accredited institution
  • Recognized scholarly/professional accomplishments and teaching record appropriate for the rank of associate professor or full professor in one of the disciplines within the college.
  • Leadership and administrative experience within a College of Business
  • Familiarity with online and blended models of delivery
  • Student focused with experience in active student recruitment and retention
  • Ability to develop and sustain business, community and organizational relationships
  • Experience in working with the faculty to establish programming and curriculum opportunities reflecting current and future business needs.
  • Experience in selecting, evaluating, promoting and retaining high quality faculty and staff
  • Ability and willingness to secure external funding
  • Commitment to maintain national business accreditation


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with and supporting a diverse student population.


About ENMU

ENMU's main campus, consisting of 344 acres is in Portales, 90 miles northeast of Roswell, 120 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas, and 110 miles northwest of Lubbock, Texas. ENMU is an accredited university offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees and New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university. It is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). The university consists of four colleges and a graduate school. There are also two degree-granting branches at Ruidoso and Roswell.


About the College of Business

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) and has over 700 students served by 19 full-time faculty members. The College of Business offers undergraduate majors as well as a Masters program in Business Administration. ENMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about the College of Business please visit our Web site at


Living in the Area:

The City of Portales combines a rural atmosphere with premier cultural, economic and educational opportunities. An affordable cost of living, strongly supported schools including Eastern New Mexico University, and an exceptionally low crime rate makes Portales truly a gateway to the good life. According to Sperlings Best Places to Live, the cost of living is 10.3% below national average and the median house price is $132,800.


The city's downtown area is centered around a traditional-style town square, based upon Spanish urban design. The Courthouse Square is ringed with retail shops and recently renovated historic theater. Ideal for outdoor activities, the area offers numerous parks and recreation activities. With a semiarid climate, Portales residents enjoy dry winters with brisk mornings and mild, sunny afternoons and warm summers when most of the rainfall occurs.



Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Inquiries, referrals and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to: Jennifer Muller, Academic Career & Executive Search at or call 860-740-2600.


Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.


ENMU is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs, activities, or employment. Anyone seeking additional information about the University's non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer, ENMU Station 21, Portales, NM 88130.

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