Duke University has appointed a committee led by Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, the James L. Vincent Professor of Leadership, to conduct a thorough search for its next dean of the Fuqua School of Business. The new dean will succeed William Boulding, who has served since 2011 and will remain in the role until a new dean is hired.
The search committee also includes several other members from different fields within the university, including Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law and Distinguished Professor of Law, Wilfred Amaldoss, Thomas A. Finch Jr. Professor of Business Administration, James Anton, Hanes Corporation Foundation Professor of Business Administration, and others.
President Vincent E. Price and Provost Alec Gallimore have charged the committee with identifying a diverse pool of candidates for the position while maintaining confidentiality throughout the process. Heidrick & Struggles will support the committee in conducting an executive search to attract top talent from various backgrounds and expertise areas.
Interested candidates can submit nominations via email to FuquaDean@heidrick.com or provide comments about the position at that same address to be considered during the selection process.
The current dean’s departure marks an opportunity for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to continue its growth and success in modern business education while keeping up with industry trends and demands.
The appointment of this committee signifies a commitment by President Price and Provost Gallimore to ensure that Duke University’s next dean is qualified to lead one of its most esteemed schools with distinction and excellence.
In conclusion, this is an exciting opportunity for those interested in pursuing a leadership role at one of North America’s top business schools, as well as an opportunity for anyone interested in providing input on what qualities they think are essential for leading this esteemed institution forward into the future.