Dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University, an R-1 urban research university, is seeking a dean for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Georgia State has retained the search firm of Heidrick & Struggles to assist in this national search. A summary description and PDF of the full position profile are attached.
June 29, 2023
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies seeks an inspiring, creative, and strategic individual to serve as its next leader. With the school bearing the name of Ambassador Andrew Young, the dean will further expand on this compelling legacy for the school and further its mission of developing leaders and strengthening individuals, families, and communities within a global context.
Working collaboratively with the college’s stakeholders, the next dean will strategically position AYSPS for the future, seizing upon its strengths as a top-ranked school in the field and its location in Atlanta. This individual will promote and advocate for AYSPS both internally and externally on a local, national, and international level. Fundraising will be critical for the next dean of AYSPS, and the dean must strengthen existing revenue streams and develop new innovative revenue streams. Within AYSPS, the dean will promote shared governance and collegiality and will advocate for diversity and inclusion in faculty and staff hiring and retention. A strong student-focus and prioritizing strategic enrollment growth will also be important.
The dean is responsible for all aspects of administering AYSPS, including strategic planning, hiring, curriculum development, programming, advisement, local, statewide, and international initiatives, interdisciplinary programs, and budget planning. The dean manages the resources including personnel and financial to achieve the school’s mission and aspire to its vision.
Given the unique combination of academic units and the collection of research centers at AYSPS, the dean will have the opportunity to promote further collaboration within the school, across colleges, and beyond the university.
The dean is a member of the Deans’ Council and the President’s Administrative Council. This individual also serves as a liaison between the school’s programs and the university as well as works collaboratively with other deans and administrators across the institution.
Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Georgia State University is assisted by Ellen Brown Landers, Jackie Zavitz, and Meghan Ashbrock of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
Nominations and applications should be directed to:
You may also suggest a potential candidate for this position by using the form below.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.
- LaVonda Reed, Dean, College of Law
- Richard Phillips, Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
- Karen Minyard, Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Health Policy Center
- Cathy Yang Liu, Professor & Chair, Department of Public Management and Policy
- Bill Sabol, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Criminology
- Deborah Whitley, Professor of Social Work
- Tim Sass, Distinguished University Professor and & W.J. Usery Chair, Department of Economics
- Shelby Frost, Clinical Associate Professor of Economics
- Denise Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Dean’s Office
- Matt Arp, Director, Office of Academic Assistance
- Gaurav Kumar, President, Andrew J. Young Foundation
- Brian Watson, Vice President, Chief Strategy and Risk Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- Naomi Garcia Hector, Student, Public Policy/Presidential Scholar/Social Action Alliance
Internal candidates are welcome. You may also nominate yourself.