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Dean Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University (GSU) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the executive leadership position of Dean of the Honors College. Georgia State is a highly diverse R-1 research university that sits in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  GSU is well known nationally as a key leader in student success for graduating students at the same rate without regard to race, gender, or socioeconomic status.  GSU is highly entrepreneurial in its approach, ranking as the second most innovative university in the country and third in undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report. It ranks among the most diverse universities in the country and draws students from every state and 159 nations. The University offers over 60 undergraduate majors and over 200 distinct academic programs, many of which are nationally ranked.

GSU is committed to and recognized for being one of the nation’s leaders in educational innovation. Its mission is to be a national leader in expanding access and improving student learning by increasing its research portfolio, global connections, and geographic diversity to ensure students from all backgrounds graduate at high rates and succeed in a rapidly changing world. Over the last decade, GSU has developed and deployed a model utilizing predictive analytics, innovative student advising, and targeted financial supports that have helped students from all backgrounds and circumstances graduate. This effort has become a national model. Over the past decade: graduation rates are up 23 points; GSU graduates 2,800 more students a year than just five years ago; it has reduced the time to degree by half a semester; and eliminated achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, or income.

The Honors College taps into faculty and programmatic resources from across 11 of the University’s academic units to serve the rapidly growing population of high-ability undergraduates, 1,734 of whom are currently members of the four-year seeking students enrolled in the Honors College’s Atlanta Campus. This fall, over 300 new students enrolled into the Honors College with an average SAT score of 1380 and an average high school GPA of 3.91. Additionally, there are 874 two-year honors students enrolled at the Perimeter College across five other campuses outside of Atlanta.

This is a remarkable opportunity for an academic leader, well versed in cutting-edge approaches to pedagogy and scholarship, to build upon the College’s strengths within a university undergoing exciting growth and progress. The new Dean will have the opportunity to build upon pioneering academic and professional initiatives that continue to attract highly motivated students, eager for the preparation that will make them leaders in an increasingly complex, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive world.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all inquiries, nominations, and application materials including a letter of interest and resume, in confidence, below.

Jackie Mildner is leading this search with Tiffany Weber.

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