February 26, 2024

Open forums for College of Business and Analytics dean finalists begin Wednesday

Two candidates for dean of the College of Business and Analytics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will meet with faculty, staff and students during their respective open forums on Wednesday, Feb. 28 and March 5. The candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Marc Morris, interim dean and professor in the College of Business and Analytics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  • Mark Rosenbaum, dean of the College of Business at Hawaii Pacific University.

During their respective open forums, each candidate will discuss their vision for a college of business and analytics in today’s world followed by a Q&A. The open forums are in conjunction with each of the candidates’ interviews.

Dean has numerous responsibilities 

The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the College of Business and Analytics and reports to the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The dean works with the faculty and staff in the development and maintenance of the college’s programs and policies, and is responsible for its academic program, fiscal management, personnel, external relations, recruitment and retention, among other areas. Each candidate must have an outstanding record as a teacher and scholar and a strong record of academic leadership and administrative experience.

Open forum schedules 

The open forums for each candidate will be from 3-4 p.m. for faculty, staff and students. If viewing by webinar, registration is required.

The open forum schedule, with location, is:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 — Mark Rosenbaum, Lesar Law Auditorium, SIU School of Law. Webinar link.
  • March 5 — Marc Morris, Student Center Auditorium. Webinar link.

Visit the provost’s website current searches and click on the tab for dean, College of Business and Analytics for registration links if you would like to view each candidate’s open forum presentation virtually, along with each candidate’s full CV and open forum review survey forms. The deadline to submit feedback is 4:30 p.m. March 7, 2024.