Dean, The Bush School of Government & Public Service

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Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas


Texas A&M University seeks an accomplished and strategic leader with a strong commitment to public service as the next Dean of the Bush School of Government & Public Service. The Dean will lead a school that has experienced remarkable change and growth in the last few years, including an increase in faculty size and student enrollment; the addition of new academic programs; the opening of an innovative center in Washington, DC; and a successful period of fundraising. For its next chapter, the Bush School requires a leader who is dedicated to advancing President George H.W. Bush’s commitment to public service as a noble calling and is excited to develop an identity and strategic vision that brings together the School’s many assets to further academic excellence across all programs.

The Bush School is internationally recognized for producing alumni with the skills to pursue a career in public service, and approximately 70 percent of graduates start a career in the public sector after graduating. The School currently enrolls 1,272 undergraduates, 587 master’s degree students, and 41 PhD students. The School has 146 total faculty members including 70 tenured/tenure-track faculty. It currently has an endowment of approximately $68.6 million and an operating budget of $39 million. The Bush School offers master’s degrees in Public Service and Administration, International Affairs, International Policy, and an online Executive Master’s in Public Service and Administration. Recently, the School has added undergraduate degrees in political science and international studies as well as a doctoral program. Additionally, the School plans to launch two new undergraduate programs in International Affairs and Public Administration

Over the past 25 years, the Bush School has gained prominence for the quality of its professional education, the commitment of its faculty, and the success of its graduates. The next Dean will have an opportunity to build on this solid foundation to guide the School’s continued growth, nimbly responding to the evolving needs of both students and the public entities that its graduates serve. In addition to being an effective steward of President Bush’s commitment to public service and charting a new strategic vision, the next Dean is expected to successfully raise the financial resources that support its mission; work collaboratively with the Texas A&M University community; and continue to raise the School’s profile nationally and globally.

The University has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist with this recruitment. Applications, nominations and inquiries can be directed to the search firm representatives at the following link: