Associate dean of business and administration
About the position
This position is responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating, and managing resources and personnel to support the operation of the school. The associate dean oversees finance and post award grants management, human resources, information and technology and facilities. Acts as the primary point of contact for VCU related to responsible areas. Serves as the School’s representative on relevant University committees and task forces. Creates collaborations and networks with other schools. Sustains the administrative infrastructure to support the tradition of leadership in educational excellence by preparing future scholars and leaders for nursing. Serves as a liaison resource for VCU schools and the VCU Health System in development of cooperative ventures. Serves on University and/or Health System committees or task forces as appropriate related to the position.
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).
- Debra Barksdale, chair
- David Allen
- Victoria Savoy
- Vaishali Naphade