California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Search for the Dean of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture
Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University System and one of only seven polytechnic institutions nationally, seeks an innovative and visionary leader to serve as the next Dean of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean will lead the College in the development and implementation of a dynamic strategic plan that honors the College’s rich history and leads it into its next era of excellence.
The Don. B. Huntley College of Agriculture is one of the four colleges of agriculture in the California State University System and the only one located in Southern California. It is the sole provider of comprehensive agricultural programs focusing on the needs of the $1 trillion Southern California economy and its 21 million people. The College aims to be a national leader in urban and sustainable agriculture. The College provides a unique integrative approach to agriculture-related undergraduate and graduate programs that recognizes the strong disciplinary interdependencies of professional orientation and culture, basic societal needs, lifestyles, and social and environmental responsibility. It is well positioned to meet the expanding demand for qualified graduates in highly specialized fields within the agricultural, food, apparel, and animal industries.
The Dean leads a college team consisting of an associate dean, 5 department chairs, staff, tenure track, and temporary faculty, with an annual budget of approximately $7 million including grant income. This includes management/oversight of 5 academic departments (Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science; Animal & Veterinary Sciences; Apparel Merchandising & Management; Nutrition & Food Science; and Plant Science), the College Farm (livestock units, campus field laboratories, Pine Tree Ranch and Chino Farm), the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, AGRIscapes and Norco Ranch.
The Dean will have a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for the changing landscape of agriculture both in practice and education, specifically the emerging role of 21st century small and urban agriculture. The Dean fosters an environment conducive to academic quality, collegiality, innovation, and open discussion, and an appreciation for ethnic, cultural, and social diversity. Within the College, the Dean promotes collaboration, team building, and active involvement with the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community.
Cal Poly Pomona has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will conclude on March 27, 2020. For best consideration, please submit an administrative CV and cover letter electronically by March 16, 2020. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/7447. Electronic submission of materials is required.
Cati Mitchell-Crossley and Brett Barbour
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
The University is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that the successful candidate will further this commitment. The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.