Carlow University welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications for an experienced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial academic human-related health sciences leader to serve as its next Dean of the College of Health and Wellness.

As the chief academic and administrative officer for Carlow University’s College of Health and Wellness (CoHW), the dean reports to the provost, is a member of the President’s Cabinet and Executive Council, and is responsible for providing overall leadership for faculty members, staff, and operations of the college. Additionally, as the college houses many of the university’s premier programs, the dean plays a critical role in ensuring operational excellence, enhancing student learning, and in advancing strategic growth.

As such, the dean will work alongside a well-respected team of faculty and staff to define a strategic vision that supports the university’s goals and initiatives and leads the CoHW to new levels of achievement. The dean will lead in outreach, collaboration, and advancement by communicating the mission, cultural values, academic activities, and accomplishments of the CoHW across the institution, the broader academic community, the city of Pittsburgh, and the region. The dean will advocate for the CoHW with the university, as well as among internal and external stakeholders, for resources necessary to achieve the CoHW’s mission and goals.

The successful candidate must be committed to transformational educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners and empowering students to excel in their work as compassionate, ethical, and responsible leaders committed to a just and merciful world. The Dean of the CoHW will continually build and support world-class faculty and staff and possess the ability to attract and retain exceptional students. Additionally, this individual will demonstrate success in building external partnerships and be skilled at leveraging relationships on behalf of the college. The CoHW’s new dean will be a dynamic and inclusive leader with a lens focused on serving others, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The dean will orchestrate well-planned growth in undergraduate and graduate enrollment across the college’s various programs. The dean will elevate the academic profile of the college by building upon the CoHW’s reputation for producing exemplary health sciences professionals. Optimally, the successful candidate possesses a track record of experience and achievement across multiple disciplines and embraces interdisciplinary opportunities – while also being lauded for academic leadership, enrollment growth, strong management skills, and a collaborative management style.

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About the College of Health and Wellness

The College of Health and Wellness is comprised of the Nursing Programs (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-BSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, NCEL & NCEL/MBA), Public Health, Respiratory TherapyHealthcare Management, Healthcare Data Analytics, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology Programs.

Dean search timeline

September 2021
Dean Lynn George announces plan to retire at the end of the 2021-22 Academic Year
The Dean Search Committee is formed
October 2021
LeadExec officially launches recruitment for Dean of the College of Health and Wellness

Contact LeadExec

LeadExec is partnering with Carlow University in this national search. For inquiries, nominations, and applications, please contact: Lisa J. Marks, Founder & CEO or Leyla Kayi, Senior Search Consultant.

Please provide a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.


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