Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. N/A
Administrative Grade Level Administrative Grade Level IV
Collective Bargaining Unit N/A
College/Department The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Management Personnel Plan (MPP IV)
Application Materials Required University Application, Letter of Interest and Qualifications, Current Vitae or Resume, and References Required
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Recruitment Closing Date Open Until Filled. First consideration will be given to completed application packages received no later than September 24, 2013


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean for the Collins College of Hospitality Management.

THE UNIVERSITY:  Cal Poly Pomona, one of 23 campuses in The California State University system, is located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.  The beautiful and historic 1400-acre campus, once the Arabian horse ranch of cereal magnate, W.K. Kellogg, has an ethnically diverse student population of 22,100 students enrolled in 61 undergraduate majors, 28 master’s degree programs, and a doctoral program.  The campus is located in the heart of Southern California, one of the largest centers of hospitality in the world, and is well-known for its innovation and leadership.  Additional information about the University may be found at

THE COLLEGE:  The Collins College of Hospitality Management is one of the nation’s leading programs in hospitality management and one of the largest in the Western United States. The college is housed in 18,000-square-feet of state-of-the-art buildings which incorporate laboratory, research, classroom, and administrative facilities. These were specifically designed for its programs and include, for example, a public, student-operated full-service restaurant as a laboratory.  A 15,000-square-foot expansion is set to break ground in late 2013. A highly skilled faculty of about 30 provides a curriculum leading to masters and bachelor’s degrees in Hospitality Management to over 1,000 students from 25 countries.  The vision of the college is to shape the future of hospitality and seek to create an engaging university experience that embodies excellence in hospitality management education and become a preeminent source of future leaders in this dynamic and growing industry. The college has successful alliances with industry that enable it to implement the latest innovations.  The program emphasizes development of knowledge and skills essential for success in managing restaurants, hotels, clubs and related operations.  The polytechnic nature of the university with its emphasis on laboratory/hands-on learning is particularly advantageous to the hospitality industry.  Students are required to complete 800 hours of work experience in hospitality-related employment prior to graduation.  Additional information about the college may be found at


The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves as a member of the Academic Deans Council, and works closely with other academic deans and directors, as well as Academic Affairs and Student Affairs personnel.  The Dean also heads the Board of Advisors, a group of leaders in the hospitality industry that provides guidance and support for the college.  As the academic and administrative leader of the college, the Dean is responsible for:

  • Developing a dynamic vision for the future of the college and inspiring support for the vision among internal participants, including faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders such as industry and donors,
  • Leading the development of a college strategic plan which gives shape to the vision of its future while respecting budget and resource limitations,
  • Fostering productive relationships among students, faculty, the university community, alumni and industry,
  • Supporting innovative academic instruction and excellence in research and industry programs,
  • Spearheading existing and new development and fundraising opportunities, including the initiation and cultivation of long-term relationships with prospects and donors, and
  • Effectively managing fiscal and human resources in a large and complex organization.


    • Master’s degree in a related field.
    • Three or more years of administrative experience requiring leadership, such as serving as an associate dean, department chair, program director, or hospitality industry leader,
    • A strong connection to the hospitality industry,
    • A deep commitment to, teaching excellence and scholarship,
    • A record of effective and collegial working relationships with faculty, staff, and students, or a strong record of effectively working with employees and customers,
    • Potential for fundraising and other development activities,
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to communicate effectively with a diverse campus community,
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills,
    • Effective and collaborative leadership style,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    • Ability to deal confidentially with highly sensitive and controversial issues,
    • A commitment to professional ethics.


    • Experience with externally funded research projects; fundraising and advancement; and developing strong relations with industry and other university partners,
    • A record of teaching and scholarship appropriate for a tenured faculty appointment in the Collins College of Hospitality Management or evidence of progressive responsibility in a corporate environment,
    • The ability to leverage established relationships with the hospitality industry and use them to strengthen the college’s position,
    • An earned doctorate or equivalent from an accredited institution,
    • An educational background that includes the hospitality industry or significant industry work experience
    • Experience with a collective bargaining environment,
    • Demonstrated  commitment to shared governance in a university setting,            


APPOINTMENT DATE/SALARY: The University seeks to have a Dean in place by early to mid 2014.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The position includes a very attractive benefits package.

First consideration will be given to complete application packages received by September 24, 2013.  A complete application will include (1) a letter of interest, which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; and (3) the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references.  Additional information may be requested.  Hiring authority will conduct due diligence on selected finalists.  Finalists will be required to complete a University employment application and may be required to pass a LiveScan criminal records check.



Please email inquiries, nominations, and applications to:
Sharon Tanabe, Partner
Reference:  Cal Poly CCHM                                                            
Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates          
1111 Corporate Center Drive Suite 106
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 260-5045

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a LiveScan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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  • The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • This position is currently on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for Cal Poly Pomona. This requires the filing of a statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter. The Human Resource Services Conflict of Interest website has additional information:
  • The successful candidate must possess a valid California driver’s license and insurance within 30 days of hire. Frequent driving on college business will be needed. In addition, the candidate must comply with the requirements set forth in “Driving on University Business” and will be entered into the DMV Employer Pull Notice program.  The Risk Management website has more details:

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