Search launched for dean of Goizueta Business School

By Rhonda Mullen | Nov. 25, 2013

Emory has undertaken a national search to find the next dean of the Goizueta Business School, who will shape the school as one of the nation's go-to sources for educating responsible and innovative business leaders.  

The dean will be charged with continuing the upward trajectory of the school and also upholding the legacy of excellence and principled leadership of its namesake, Roberto C. Goizueta. Goizueta came to America as a young immigrant who worked hard, applied his skills, and grew up to lead one of the country's iconic corporations, The Coca-Cola Company.  

A search advisory committee—chaired by Linda McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing—is fortunate to have among its membership a strong group of ambassadors from Goizueta as well as external partners. Working with the assistance of the search firm Heidrick & Struggles, committee members are developing a diverse pool of candidates who live up to the high standards that are required for a chief academic and administrative officer.  

Specifically, the committee is identifying candidates who are dedicated to working collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, alumni and supporters to advance the school's mission. The dean must promote the Goizueta Business School, nationally and internationally, as a leader in professional education, research, and service through an integration of scholarship, business experience and leadership acumen.  

Among the dean's responsibilities are:

  • Setting strategic priorities
  • Recruiting the best faculty and students
  • Fostering a culture of engagement
  • Prizing diversity
  • Extending the Goizueta legacy
  • Taking the school to the next level.  

The committee will invite final candidates for this important position to the Emory campus early in the spring semester for an opportunity to meet with university leaders, faculty, staff, students and other constituencies.  

For more information, visit goizuetadeansearch.emory.edu.