Dean, 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. 


For 60 years, Kennesaw State University 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. For more information on the university, visit:  

KSU is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. The institution launched a strategic planning process this fall with implementation of the new plan scheduled for spring 2024. For more information on the strategic planning process, please visit: 



Kennesaw State University 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.

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



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Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran.

Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.  Participant ID: 61415