Southampton Business School appoints a new Deputy Head of School for Education

Dr Katarzyna (Kasia) Zdunczyk has been appointed as the new Deputy Head of School for Education at the University of Southampton’s Business School. 

Southampton Business School has a vibrant research community, committed to addressing a range of important challenges facing education systems, nationally and internationally. As part of the Business School’s senior team, the Deputy Head of School for Education will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the School’s education portfolio. The Deputy Head will also play a fundamental part in providing academic leadership and supporting the Head of School in the development of strategic plans.

Society conducted a broad search across the top ranked business schools nationally, identifying candidates with expertise in research areas that aligned with Southampton’s Business School, but who also brought refined leadership skills and the ability to provide strategic direction in the development of education.

Dr Zdunczyk joins Southampton Business School from the University of Bristol Business School, where she was Associate Professor of Strategy and Management Education, Director International, and Interim Director of Education. She brings with her a substantial experience of academic leadership in the business school environment, having previously led on internationalisation and postgraduate education at the Universities of Surrey, East London, and Newcastle.

Dr Zdunczyk commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the globally renowned University of Southampton and Southampton Business School at this exciting time of embarking on an ambitious strategic venture to grow even further in stature and impact. I look forward to leading the development of the Education and Student Experience strategy at Southampton Business School to deliver on its mission to 'develop future leaders who change the world for the better'.”

Society wishes Dr Zdunczyk all the best in her new role! 

My experience of working with Society during the application process was excellent. Thanks to their nuanced expertise in Higher Education, they were able to provide rich information about the role and its strategic context within the University and the School. It meant that I could enter the process confident of the fit and full of enthusiasm for the opportunity. I was very impressed with Vasile’s professional manner and helpful guidance during the application process.

Dr Kasia Zdunczyk

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