Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Services

  • Benedict College
  • Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • Feb 21, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Human Development/Family/Consumer Science Psychology Deans & Directors

Job Description


Benedict College seeks a strategic, collaborative, innovative and transformational leader and executive, with demonstrated experience managing a robust academic portfolio, to serve as Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Services, at an exciting time in the College’s history.


Prospective applicants please note: Effective December 31, 2022, certified degree programs in education will be eliminated.  This will allow the next Dean of the School to reimagine the School’s programs that currently include undergraduate and/or graduate degree and certificate programs in: child and family development, esports administration, psychology, public health, social work, and sport management (BS &MS).

The Dean will be report directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and will serve as a member of the VPAA’s leadership team, a trusted advisor and advocate for all faculty, students and staff in the School. This is a significant opportunity for a visionary higher education leader with broad academic administrative experience in higher education. He or she will be a strategic thinker, a good communicator and listener, able to innovate and effect change, and serve as the face of the School.

Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution with over 1700 students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs and two master’s degree programs. Defying trends, Benedict College maintains an equal male and female student population. This Midlands HBCU welcomes students from all 46 counties in South Carolina, 30 states across America, and 26 countries around the world.


The complete search profile may be here:



Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • An earned doctoral degree in a discipline of the school
  • Demonstrated success in enhancing student learning outcomes and management of faculty to do the same
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies
  • Earned the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor
  • Demonstrated higher education administrative experience of at least five (5) years

Application Details



The Benedict College Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Services will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are received. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by March 14, 2022.  


All material will be received in full confidence and should be submitted electronically to:


Applications must include:

  1. A Letter of Interest that responds to the Leadership Position Profile and the specific Qualifications for the Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Services
  2. A current CV or resume.
  3. The names and contact information (telephone and e-mail addresses) for five professional references. References will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant but should be available for contact if the applicant is selected for interview



Please direct inquiries to:


Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search

Mobile: 301.538.1019



Dr. Wayne Wormley

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search

Mobile 215.432.7913


Benedict College is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and South Carolina State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Benedict College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and complete employment eligibility verification paperwork.



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