Dean, School of Management

University of Michigan-Flint

An invitation to apply for the position of:

Dean, School of Management
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, Michigan


The University of Michigan-Flint (“the University” or “UM-Flint”) seeks an inspiring, strategic, and community-oriented leader to serve as dean of the School of Management (“the School” or “SOM”). SOM is an AACSB-accredited business school uniquely positioned to promote opportunity and social good—both internally amongst its diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, and externally with the resurging communities of central Michigan. Supporting a high level of first-generation, Pell-eligible, and part-time students, UM-Flint’s School of Management offers excellent teaching and quality research in a student-focused environment that provides its students with a transformative and accessible education, and its graduates with a degree from the prestigious University of Michigan. The next dean will lead this innovative school through its next chapter and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and the University’s administration, to advance the institution’s economic and civic impact within the greater Flint community and across the state of Michigan.

The UM-Flint School of Management enrolls approximately 960 undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of academic programs and offers many of its courses in online and hybrid formats which appeal to its first-year, transfer, adult, and part-time learners. Its flexible programs have earned the Schoolvarious recognitions, including its status as Michigan’s number one online Bachelor of Business program, according to US News and World Report rankings. Students at the School of Management are committed to using their quality education to engage and lead within the local community. A majority of students are from central Michigan and are passionate about staying in the region after graduation to further the economic and civic development of their community. Additionally, the School of Management stands out for its ability to facilitate cross-school collaborations, which foster synergistic partnerships across UM Flint’s academic disciplines for comprehensive and innovative learning experiences.

The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School and reports to the provost. The dean oversees all academic programs and services within the School of Management and provides intellectual and academic leadership in matters related to curriculum, research, student excellence, DEI, and faculty and staff development. The SOM dean will have the opportunity to develop innovative programs, further grow enrollment, strengthen existing external partnerships and build new ones, and generate funds for the School.

The University of Michigan-Flint has retained the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be sent in strict confidence to:

Jeff Kessner, Diana Carmona, Arianna Williams, Jenny Rubin
Isaacson, Miller

The University of Michigan-Flint’s DEI plan can be found at:

The University of Michigan-Flint exhibits its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through enacting fair practices, policies, and procedures particularly in support of the equitable participation of the historically underserved. UM-Flint recognizes the value of diversity in our efforts to provide equitable access and opportunities to all regardless of individual identities in support of a climate where everyone feels a sense of belonging, community, and agency.

Diversity is a core value at University of Michigan-Flint. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The University of Michigan-Flint seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning for the purpose of becoming global citizens in a connected world.

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