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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Dec. 1, 2014

Northwest announces forums with finalists for Booth dean position

Updated Dec. 8, 2014

Northwest Missouri State University has announced three finalists for its next dean of the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies

The candidates will meet members of the University community during a series of meetings, beginning this week. As part of their campus visits, each candidate also will participate in a public forum, which all University employees and students may attend.

Biographical information about each of the finalists and the forums are listed below. All forums are in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom.


Dr. Jin Wang

3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4

Wang is assistant to the president of international programs at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has served Westminster since 2011 and also was dean of the college’s Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business and a professor of economics. Previously, Wang was associate provost and dean of academic services and a professor of economics from 2007 to 2011 at The University of Tampa in Florida. He also has served in varied dean and faculty roles at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.; University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Eureka College in Illinois in addition to serving as a visiting professor for multiple Chinese institutions. Wang earned his doctorate degree in economics at Kansas State University. He has a master’s degree in economics from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Zhongshan University in China.   


Dr. Daniel Petree

3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9

Petree is founding dean of the School of Business Administration and Economics at The College at Brockport State University of New York, where he has served since 2011. Previously, he worked for 10 years at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., as a department chair and then as founding dean of its College of Business. From 1995 to 2000, Petree was head of the division of accounting, economics, business, healthcare management and business education at what is now the Offut School of Business at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Petree also served in professional roles with Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.; the Labor-Management Council of Greater Kansas City and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Petree earned his doctorate degree in labor and human resources from the University of Kansas. He has a Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rockhurst.  


Dr. Suzanne Wilhelm

3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11

Wilhelm is associate dean of the School of Business Administration at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Since joining the college in 2001, she has served in a number of roles, including director of the School of Business Administration Foreign Studies, law and finance area coordinator and curriculum committee chair as well as tenured professor in the School of Business Administration. Wilhelm also has experience teaching business courses at Hanoi University of Technology in Vietnam; Eastern New Mexico University; Michigan State University; Catholic University School of Law in Lima, Peru; and the University of Lima. She has a Master of Laws degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Wilhelm also completed the Higher Education Resources Institute at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania this year.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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