Dean, Porter B. Byrum School of Business, Wingate University


Wingate, a comprehensive, independent, and growing university in North Carolina, serves more than 3,600 students. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors as well as graduate and professional programs. Wingate is home to the Cannon College of Arts and Sciences, the Levine College of Health Sciences, the Byrum School of Business, the Thayer School of Education, and the School of Sport Sciences. Wingate blends in-class exploration with out-of-class application to deliver an uncommon and life-changing educational experience. Nearly one-in-five Wingate undergraduate students is preparing to be a pharmacist, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or nurse, and 70 percent of graduate students are enrolled in health sciences. Wingate offers six master’s degree programs and four doctoral degree programs. Students are supported by more than 325 endowed scholarships. The University’s motto is “Faith, Knowledge, Service.”

The original campus is located in Wingate, NC, and two additional campuses are located in the Ballantyne neighborhood of Charlotte and Hendersonville, NC.

The University has a proud tradition of providing an excellent education to its students through active learning opportunities including personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery, faith development and community service. Wingate is consistently named as a top-ten “Best Value in the South” by U.S. News and World Report. As a result, the University has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past five years.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student-athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award each year for the past 11 years. Wingate ranks at the top echelon since 2000 in NCAA Division II, and first among all North Carolina colleges and universities, with 99 Academic All-America selections, and is tops among all SAC schools with 108 lifetime honorees.

Wingate has also been recognized for its exceptional environment for its approximately 550 employees. The University was named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2016 and a Top Workplace for 2015 by the Charlotte Observer.

Porter B. Byrum School of Business: The School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education for institutions with a focus on teaching excellence. The School of Business offers bachelor’s degrees in Accounting; Finance; Management; and Marketing; as well as master’s degrees in Accounting (MAC) and Business Administration (MBA). The School of Business has approximately 400-500 undergraduate students and 50-100 graduate students.

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As a member of the academic leadership team, the Dean of the Porter B. Byrum School of Business reports directly to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer. The Dean will lead and manage 12 full-time, and approximately 12-14 adjunct, faculty members, which includes the Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Business programs. The Dean will also be expected to foster cross-discipline relationship on campus as well as cultivate productive external relationships and partnerships. The Dean will also serve on all university Deans’ committees.


The Dean will be a dynamic, innovative, and entrepreneurial leader of vision who will have a pivotal role in long-range academic and strategic planning, maintaining program accreditation, curricular planning, developing cross-discipline relationships on campus, fundraising, developing corporate partnerships, fostering productive external relationships, and growing the School of Business’ student population and educational offerings.

Other specific responsibilities for the Dean include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Exercise strategic and operational academic leadership in teaching, research, and other activities of the department with a leadership style characterized by innovation, transparency, and professional integrity that inspires cooperation, innovation, creativity, and respect among faculty, students, administrators, and staff.
  • Recruit, manage, mentor, develop, and retain faculty and other personnel. Encourage and monitor the professional development of faculty members.
  • Lead faculty in regular evaluation of the curriculum and student needs; regularly evaluate and conduct a marketplace assessment of employer needs and student preparedness; assess the needs and viability of new programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Assist in recruiting students, and with activities directed toward enrollment growth and student retention.
  • Fundraising; develop external partnerships that support the budgetary/fiscal health of the School; develop a departmental budget to be approved by the Provost; subsequently administer the budget.
  • Develop and manage a Business Advisory Council (BAC); meet regularly with Council and the members to receive continual feedback on programs and curriculum; appropriately leverage the BAC for financial resources.
  • Engage the business community by establishing relationships with the local Chambers of Commerce and other trade organizations; further develop business partnerships for classroom engagement and internships for students.
  • Implement high quality educational policies; administer all applicable university policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Provost.


  • Leadership ability with strategic vision and an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set.
  • Appropriate leadership and managerial experience with a sustained record of accomplishments; preference for this experience in an academic environment but outstanding corporate experiences and achievements will also be considered.
  • Appropriate education credentials with a preference for an earned doctorate in a business discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative nature and positive outlook that supports the building of teams and effective relationships across organizational lines; ability to mentor and develop staff while promoting a respectful environment and workplace.
  • Experience in fundraising and developing corporate partnerships is desired.
  • Ability, and willingness, to aggressively promote the School of Business to senior corporate executives and major regional and national corporations.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, benefits, and relocation assistance.

Wingate University abides by all federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age (over 40), sex, marital status or physical handicap, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists. Wingate University is committed to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wingate University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.


To make a nomination, provide a referral, or for additional information please use the contact information below. To apply, submit a resume and/or vita and cover letter to:

Coleman Lew Canny Bowen
6101 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28209
Ken Carrick, President
Janny DeLoache, Consultant