Bloch School Begins Search for New Dean



In a week with several celebrations of entrepreneurism happening in Kansas City, the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management, a leader in entrepreneurship and innovation education, has added to the excitement by announcing its search for a new dean.

The new hire will succeed David Donnelly, who has served as dean since 2014. Donnelly accepted the position with the understanding that he would serve for three years and then return to teaching.

A 16-member search committee, plus two co-chairs, were announced today, along with a stated goal of filling the position in time for the 2017-18 academic year. UMKC says they want to fill the dean’s chair with  “a leader who, in the tradition of Henry Bloch, has a spirit of social entrepreneurship with experience and demonstrated competence as an innovator, and a commitment to delivering quality research, academic programming, and service.”

Donnelly will continue in his current position and then work with the incoming dean to ensure a smooth transition.