Beacom Dean Search


USD President Sheila K. Gestring and the Beacom School of Business Dean Search Committee are searching for the business school’s next dean. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, innovative visionary who values all Beacom programs, students, faculty and staff, and who celebrates their successes. The new dean will also aggressively seek partnerships in the rapidly growing Sioux Falls market and be a visible advocate for the business school’s service to the entire state. The strongest candidates will demonstrate successful AACSB accreditation experience. Candidates with significant academic leadership and private sector success are welcome to apply. A terminal degree in the field is preferred.

We invite you to explore the exciting opportunities that await you at the USD Beacom School of Business.

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Search Timeline

Note that this timeline is subject to modification.

January 3:  Search is launched

Late February-March:  Finalists are selected

April:  Campus Interviews

May:  Appointment and announcement of new Dean


Search Committee 

Bruce Kelley, Chair
Dean, College of Fine Arts
Carole South-Winter
Associate Professor, Health Services Management
Tom Tiahrt
Associate Professor, Economics & Decision Sciences
Klaus Beckmann
Chair, Accounting & Finance
Carly Heard
Director, Beacom Student Services
Carissa Doran
Undergraduate Student, Beacom School of Business
Madison Stevens
Graduate Student, Beacom School of Business
Miles Beacom
Community Business Leader
Jordan Bonstrom Director, Opportunity Center
Leah Seurer
Chair, Communications Studies
Jay Perry
Vice President, USD-Sioux Falls
Lisa Ketcham
Assistant to the Provost
Emery Wasley
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources