I'll be working closely with this person for at least the next couple of years -- as department chair. This person will also evaluate me, take student complaints against me etc...
So -- if you were me, what are the characteristics you'd want to see New Dean?
What would you shy away from (career administrators, non-Ph.D.s, an MA is the minimum qual)?
What do you think about Ph.D.s in education, public ed administration etc? Especially if they have no teaching experience?