Search Committee Begins Work for New Dean for College of Business Administration
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Search Committee Begins Work for New Dean for College of Business Administration

November 15, 2016

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bullet point Jennie Rakestraw, dean of the Richard W. Riley College of Education, is leading the search committee of 10 members.
bullet point the university is looking for a dean who will demonstrate strategic and visionary leadership, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a commitment to the mission of the college and university.
bullet point Candidates also must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, including professional development of students and scholarly pursuits of faculty members.

/uploadedImages/news/Articles/Rakestraw-Jennie1.gif Jennie Rakestraw /uploadedImages/news/Articles/Weikle-Roger2.jpg Roger Weikle

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Winthrop University seeks applications for the position of dean of the College of Business Administration.

Jennie Rakestraw, dean of the Richard W. Riley College of Education, is leading the search committee of 10 members.

She said the university is looking for a dean who will demonstrate strategic and visionary leadership, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a commitment to the mission of the college and university. Candidates also must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, including professional development of students and scholarly pursuits of faculty members.

Check here for more information on the search.

The dean reports to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, who reports to Winthrop's president.

The new dean will replace Roger Weikle, who is retiring this summer. He came to Winthrop in the fall of 1974, served two years as chair of the Department of Management and Marketing, and has served as dean since 1996.

The College of Business Administration is the academic home to more than 1,100 undergraduate students majoring in 15 areas and more than 130 graduate students in its M.B.A. program. The college has a total of 60 faculty members, of whom 44 are full time and 16 are lecturers who are practicing business professionals from the surrounding metropolitan area.

The college has been accredited since 1979 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; other program-related accreditations include Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), making the AUPHA-certified undergraduate healthcare management program the only such program in South Carolina. The college also houses the regional office of the S.C. Small Business Development Center, providing strategic support to entrepreneurs and business owners.

For more information about the search, contact Rakestraw at rakestrawj@winthrop.edu.


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