Dean of School of Business & DBA Program Director (Surprise, AZ)

Ottawa University

Dean of School of Business & DBA Program Director (Surprise, AZ)

  • Institution: Ottawa University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Surprise, AZ, United States
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Dean of School of Business & DBA Program Director (Surprise, AZ)

  • Ottawa University | Surprise, AZ, United States
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 19, 2024
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Job TitleDean of School of Business & DBA Program Director (Surprise, AZ)

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Executive

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Location Surprise, AZ, United States

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Job Description

Ottawa University (established in 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts universities in the United States, is a multi-campus system serving approximately 4000 students through its campuses in Kansas (Ottawa, Kansas- Residential Campus and Overland Park, Kansas- Adult Programs); Arizona (Surprise Residential Campus and OUAZ Adult Programs); Wisconsin (Brookfield Adult Programs); and our OU ONLINE PROGRAM based out of Overland Park, Kansas. Ottawa University is a regionally accredited, Christ inspired, private university that strives to integrate faith, learning, and life in the academic experiences of students.


The Opportunity

The Dean of the Angell Snyder School of Business and DBA Program Director will have the opportunity to lead the development of a new strategic plan for the School in alignment with the University’s strategic plan and to reimagine the School’s advisory board.  This position, reporting directly to the Provost, will be located at the Surprise, AZ residential campus, and will lead faculty and programs across the School located at all campuses.  In addition, this position will direct our new Doctor of Business Administration program.  The ideal start date is July 1, 2024.



  • All undergraduate, MBA, and MAHR programs in the School of Business are ACBSP  accredited.
  • We have a thriving Executive MBA program designed specifically for international students working in the United States.
  • The DBA program launched in Fall 2022 is showing healthy enrollments and is in preparation for gaining ACBSP accreditation.
  • The School of Business encompasses three institutes: The Bundy Institute (Accounting), The Gwartney Institute (Economic Freedom), and the Information Sciences and Technology Institute.
  • The School of Business has a chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.
  • Our HR programs are SHRM aligned.
  • The Surprise, AZ residential campus is classified as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Continue and develop standards of excellence for the School through data-driven programs, curriculum assessment and development.
  • Advocate for scholarship and intellectual engagement.
  • Support student recruitment and retention.
  • Explore and facilitate opportunities in related personnel development and build an exceptional group of core faculty.
  • Manage the financial, intellectual, and material resources of the School as designated.
  • Lead the DBA program.


  • A terminal degree in a field related to the School of Business or a doctorate in higher education administration
  • Five years of successful leadership experience at the chair, dean, or similar role
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and manage personnel
  • Proven leadership skills in collaborative organizations
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills
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