Dean, Warner College of Natural Resources – Colorado State University

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Colorado State University (CSU) seeks inquiries, nominations, and applications for the next Dean
of the Warner College of Natural Resources. CSU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research I land grant
institution with approximately 33,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and is
the largest employer in northern Colorado with more than 7,400 faculty and staff.

Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) is known for innovation and bold programming
and is deeply committed to fulfilling the University’s land grant promise of access, and through
that effort, playing a significant role in diversifying the fields of natural resources. Enrolling
approximately 2,400 total students and in existence for more than a century, WCNR has fostered
a tight-knit, passionate sense of community among its dedicated students, faculty, and staff; that
spirit of community is integral to the College’s culture and success. With a laser focus on natural
resources combined with strengths in the social sciences, biological and ecological sciences, and
physical sciences, the College produces innovative applied and fundamental research that
ultimately informs stakeholders and the scientific community about earth systems and the
sustainable use, management, and stewardship of natural resources and the environment.

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Dean will join this vibrant community
with a mandate to articulate a transparent and unifying vision that charts the College’s path
forward. The Dean will be a trailblazer with the opportunity to leverage the rich resources of the
campus and the community to further cultivate a dynamic and innovative college at the leading
edge of natural resources, human-nature interactions, ecological sustainability, and practice both
locally and globally. The Dean will advocate equitably for the full range of disciplines within the
College and proudly champion its mission of research, education, service, and extension.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with strong scholarly visibility within the
natural resources and sustainability community; astute financial stewardship; a strong commitment
to research, teaching, and public service; proven success in — or aptitude for — external and
alumni relations and development; a record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.

CSU has established a committee to conduct this search in consultation with Isaacson, Miller, a
national executive search firm. Confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and résumés with
cover letters can be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Jacqueline Mildner, Partner
Kelly McLaughlin, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S8-327

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from
discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or
ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation,
gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and
activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The
University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or
applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the
pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity
and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a
diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and
executive orders regarding non- discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal
Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender
Equity,123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,
titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity,
101Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
oeo@colostate.edu.

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on
Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title
IX,101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
oeo@colostate.edu.

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil
Rights,Department of Education.


Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its
faculty, staff, volunteers, and students. To support this environment and comply with
applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background
check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex
offenderregistry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification.
Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the
discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so

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