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Singelyn Family Dean for the College of Business Administration

September 22, 2022 10:36 PM | Carlos Gonzalez

Singelyn Family Dean for the College of Business Administration

Detailed Position Announcement:

Application Deadline: October 24, 2022

Cal Poly Pomona seeks a Singelyn Family Dean for the College of Business Administration. The new Dean must be an innovative, strategic, and collegial academic leader who embraces the mission of Cal Poly Pomona, is committed to student success, and will be a champion for the College. Ideally, the new Dean of Business Administration will take office in July 2023.

The College of Business Administration has received several philanthropic investments to help extend its full potential with significant external resources. In addition to endowing the Deanship to ensure the highest quality leadership for the College, David and Ruth Singelyn recently provided a transformational gift to significantly expand and elevate the College’s graduate business programs and to support student success through applied research and numerous new scholarship opportunities.

Cal Poly Pomona, also known as CPP or California State Polytechnic University, is nestled in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is one of three polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 11 such institutions nationwide. Additional information about the institution can be found at

The College of Business Administration (CBA), with over 5,000 students, is one of the largest business schools both within the CSU system and the nation. Accredited by AACSB current standards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the CBA emphasizes Cal Poly Pomona’s learn-by-doing approach with distinct career tracks, specialized coursework and internships that connect students to industry leaders.

The CBA consists of six departments: Accounting; Computer Information Systems; Finance, Real Estate and Law; International Business and Marketing; Management and Human Resources; and Technology and Operations Management. The College has five graduate programs: MBA, MS Accountancy, MS Information Security, MS Business Analytics and MS Digital Supply Chain Management. In addition, the CBA is home to the Center for Consultative Selling, the Center for Customer Insights and Digital Marketing, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Global Leadership Initiative, the Mitchell C. Hill Center for Digital Innovation, the NASA-CPP Business Program, the Real Estate Research Council, Singelyn Center for Innovative Analytics, and the California Center for Cyber Risk. These centers provide students with additional hands-on learning opportunities, while serving as research hubs for faculty and industry.

The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, serves as a member of the Provost’s Council and works closely with University Advancement and others across campus to advance the goals and priorities of the college and university. The Dean is expected to serve as a role model who supports diversity, inclusion, and transparency in decision making; and who promotes innovative approaches to teaching and learning and possesses a passion for reducing equity gaps and student success. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who acts with integrity and possesses the ability to communicate with diverse constituents and fosters collegiality and clarity in the decision-making process.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution or professional equivalency in one or more fields related to the disciplines in the College of Business; and a record of university teaching, scholarly and creative activity that satisfies eligibility of appointment to the rank of tenured full professor in an academic program in the College. Academic Search is assisting Cal Poly Pomona in this search. Please see the full position profile at this site for details, including the full required and preferred qualifications and application instructions. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with the senior consultant leading this search, Cynthia M. Patterson, at

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by October 24, 2022.

Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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