College of

Dean Search

Following Executive Vice President Beauchamp’s announcement that a search will be launched for the future dean of the College of Human Medicine, the Isaacson, Miller executive search firm has been retained to assist with this important work. Isaacson, Miller enjoys a national reputation for its success in recruitment of executive leaders and has previously assisted the College of Human Medicine and several other MSU colleges with successful leadership searches. The firm is especially noted for its broad experience in academic medicine, health care and higher education, allowing it to become expert in these increasingly complex sectors. Of particular importance to the selection of this firm is their longstanding commitment to bringing women and people of color to senior management and executive positions. Isaacson, Miller understands and shares our commitment to diversity: over the history of the firm, 45% of their placements have been women and 25% have been people of color.

Search Committee

The search committee was appointed in accordance with the Search Procedures that were jointly developed by the EVP and the College Advisory Council, and approved on January 18, 2021. The search procedures were designed to ensure broad representation on the search committee of the many college stakeholders.

See Search Committee Members

Search Procedures and Work Progress

The position has been posted and advertised in a wide range of publications, including many to attract DEI candidates. The search firm is actively recruiting by reaching out to multiple contacts and sources, as well as following up with possible candidates suggested by the College of Human Medicine community. Preliminary plans are to begin review of applicants in September.

See Search Procedures