CU-Boulder College Of Business Searching For New Dean

Published: Dec. 11, 1997

Larry Singell, the dean of the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will relinquish his position and resume teaching economics before the 1998-99 academic year begins.

Singell will have served five years as dean when he steps down. During his tenure as dean, the college has developed a Real Estate Center, the Center for Entrepreneurship and numerous courses and student services.

CU-Boulder is now in the search process for a successor to work on a collegial basis with faculty, staff, deans of the other colleges, and members of the university administration.

The search committee, comprised of CU administrators and College of Business faculty, staff and students, is looking for a dean with academic credentials, strong administrative capabilities, support of the faculty, interpersonal and consensus-building skills, intellectual leadership skills, commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, a commitment to diversity and fund-raising capabilities.

The college currently enrolls approximately 2,400 undergraduates and 350 graduate students, and manages an $8.7 million budget. There are 79 full-time and 20 part-time faculty members. Coursework leading to the B.A., M.B.A. and Ph.D. is offered by the college, which is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

The dean reports to the vice chancellor for academic affairs. Reporting to the dean are: two associate deans, division chairs in the areas of accounting and information systems, finance, management and marketing; directors of the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Real Estate Center, and the Business Research Division; two administrative assistants (a personal assistant to the dean and the budget officer for the college); the foundation officer and the media and public relations officer.

The dean provides vision and day-to-day direction for the college. An appropriate level of consultation with the faculty and opportunities for input from students, alumni and friends of the college is required. In addition to overall management, the dean coordinates the activities of the college with those of the larger campus and university.

External relations and fund-raising also are required. Deans typically participate in the intellectual, administrative and cultural activities of the campus.

Search Committee Members


Hal Bruff, dean of the School of Law


Betty Jackson, Accounting

Sanjai Bhagat, Finance

Chris Leach, Finance

Dipankar Chakravarti, Marketing

Steve Lawrence, Management

Julio DeCastro, Management


Kimberly Guihen, undergraduate adviser


Judith Goldberg

Business Community Representatives

Peter Behrendt, chairman, Exabyte, Inc.

Marcia Pryde, vice president, AT Kearney

Ex officio

Bernadette Langbein, assistant to the vice chancellor for academic affairs

Garnett Tatum, manager, Office of Affirmative Action and Services

Nominations and applications are currently being accepted and should be sent to Dean Hal Bruff, Business Search Committee, Campus Box 475, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0475. You may e-mail questions to, or for more information visit the web site at www/