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Dean Search

William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business

William & Mary (W&M), a premier public research university with nationally ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, seeks an innovative and visionary new Dean of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business (Mason School).

W&M’s position as the second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, its reputation as a "Public Ivy," and its strong commitment to the teacher-scholar tradition all support "gathering the brightest minds for a better world." W&M's Mason School faculty are nationally ranked teachers and active scholars, publishing high-impact research and engaging their students in research opportunities. Faculty and staff partner with alumni and companies to provide students with a personalized experience-based approach to management education that brings business into the business school in order to make students truly career-ready and connect them to world-class opportunities. Today, business is the most popular discipline among W&M undergraduate students, with one in six students pursuing a business major or minor. The Mason School is a crucial part of the overall fabric of W&M, and the next Dean will activate the unique elements of the Mason School in new ways to respond to an ever-changing world.

The next Dean will take the helm after more than two decades of significant growth and innovation under the leadership of Dr. Larry Pulley, who has served in the role since 1998 and has cultivated a nimble, innovative and entrepreneurial business school enterprise. Within the past decade, the Mason School launched five new online degree programs and a new residential Master of Science in Business Analytics degree. The new programs were made possible in part by the school’s significant financial investment in online education, including a $10 million Center for Online Learning. The Mason School also increased its outreach to veterans, creating a new Center for Military Transition as part of the university’s Veteran-to-Executive Transition (VET) initiative and launching a “Flourishing in Life Transitions” certificate program. Additionally, it partnered with the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command to create the Major General James Wright MBA Fellowship for twenty active-duty military members.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean will provide the academic and administrative leadership that positions the Mason School of Business to provide students with a world-class education, an entrepreneurship mindset, and the wide-ranging network they need to succeed in an evolving global market. The Dean is responsible for the daily operations and strategic planning for the Mason School of Business and its 68 faculty, 67 staff, and 1,532 students. The Dean will oversee an annual operating budget of roughly $37 million, including resources from approximately $120 million in endowed funds. Working in partnership with Mason leadership, the Dean will define and articulate a clear strategic direction for the future, strengthening connections across W&M while leading the Mason School to the next level of excellence.

Provost Peggy Agouris has appointed a 16-member search committee, chaired by Dr. Kimberly Smith, the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs at the Mason School of Business. The committee is assisted by the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller.

Position Profile

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To apply for the position of Dean of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business, nominate a candidate or contact the search firm, visit Isaacson, Miller's website.

Search Input

We invite you to complete an input form to share your suggestions, questions and perspectives regarding the next Dean of the Mason School of Business. Responses will go to the Search Committee via the Committee’s Chair, Kim Smith.

Dean & Director Search Committee
  • D. Derek Aday, Dean and Director, W&M School of Marine Science and VIMS
  • Keri Broughton, MBA candidate, MBA Associate Vice President – External Affairs
  • Graham Henshaw, Executive Director of Allen B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center, Clinical Associate Professor
  • Christopher D. Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Carlane Pittman, Assistant Dean, MBA Programs
  • John P. Rathbone, Member, Board of Visitors
  • Paul Saville, Chair, Business School Foundation Board
  • Kimberly J. Smith, Search Committee Chair and Mason School Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
  • K. Scott Swan, David Peebles Professor of Business
  • Pamela J. Suzadail, Associate Dean & Executive Director, Online Center and Programs
  • Monica Tremblay, Professor of Business
  • Philip L. Tuning, Executive Director, Mason Executive Partner Program
  • Robert Waggoner, Executive Director, W&M Regional Advancement
  • Phillip Wagner, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business
  • H. Thomas Watkins, III, Alumnus and Former Member, W&M Board of Visitors
  • Wei Yang, Associate Professor of Business