Georgia, USA
Kennesaw State University
Dean of College of the Arts

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is seeking a visionary, collaborative, and strategic leader to serve as the next Dean of its College of the Arts (COTA). This is an exciting opportunity for a distinguished scholar and accomplished academic leader. The Dean will guide the College forward at a time of tremendous opportunities and growth. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief academic officer for the College and is responsible for setting the strategic, operational, and financial directions for the College, while providing leadership for its approximately 1,875 undergraduate and graduate students, 252 faculty (88 full-time,164 part-time), and 52 full-time and part-time staff. In collaboration with College leadership, faculty, the Academic Deans Council, and the Provost, the Dean will be responsible for executing a strategy to ensure academic excellence, student success and engagement, commitment to research and creative activities, connections to the wider community, and its national reputation continues to flourish. The Dean is expected to take office on July 1, 2024.

For 60 years, Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA) has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. KSU is a comprehensive university with 11 colleges located northwest of metro- Atlanta on suburban campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. The institution is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the third largest university in Georgia, KSU is a leader in innovative teaching and learning, offering 130 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs to its more than 45,000 students. As an integral member of metro-Atlanta’s thriving academic community, KSU is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. The College of the Arts plays an integral role in the university’s mission and identity, serving as a vital member of the community both within the university and beyond. The University’s vibrant campus, global ties, and entrepreneurial spirit draw students and faculty from across the globe.


KSU has retained R. William Funk & Associates, a national executive search firm, to assist the Dean of the College of the Arts Search Committee in its identification and review of candidates.

For detailed information about the institution, position, and qualifications, please visit https://academicaffairs.kennesaw.edu/dean_search_cota_10-2023.php.

While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to transmit their materials by December 15, 2023 for full consideration. Inquiries, referrals, and applications (a detailed cover letter accompanied by a current curriculum vitae) will be held in strict confidence and should be sent electronically to:

KSU Dean College of the Arts Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard - Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Email: krisha.creal@rwilliamfunk.com