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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 15, 2013

Northwest announces finalists for Booth College dean position

Northwest Missouri State University has announced its selection of two finalists for the University’s dean of the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies.

The finalists are Dr. Alan G. Krabbenhoft, a professor of finance and economics at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Ind., and Dr. William T. Mawer, special assistant and advisor to the vice president of academic affairs and president at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla.

Members of the University community are invited to meet the finalists during two town hall meetings. In addition, the finalists’ visits to campus will include meetings with the Booth College’s department chairs, faculty and staff as well as tours of campus facilities.

Information about the finalists and each town hall appears below.


Dr. Alan G. Krabbenhoft (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, Colden Hall Room 3500)

Krabbenhoft has been employed at Purdue University North Central since 2007 and served until July as founding dean of the College of Business, professor and Teddy Jacobi Faculty Scholar. He assisted in the creation of a College of Business Advisory Board and fundraising for various initiatives, including securing funding for the naming rights for a newly proposed building. He led all College of Business programs including the Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree programs in business, organizational leadership and supervision, and human resources. He also created and directed the Center for Economic Development and Research (CEDaR) which is dedicated to supporting economic development in northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.

He became a professor of finance and economics at Purdue North Central in August, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and coordinating an international consultancy course during which graduate students worked as teams of consultants for companies in Birmingham, England.

In 1991, he joined Roosevelt University’s Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration in Chicago, where he served in numerous roles; from 2004 to 2007, he was associate dean, chair of the Master of Science in International Business program and associate professor of finance. He began his career in higher education as a lecturer, teaching undergraduate courses in economics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in Dearborn, Mich.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minn. He completed his Master of Arts degree and his doctorate degree, both in economics, at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.


Dr. William T. Mawer (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, Colden Hall Room 3500)      

Mawer has served Southeastern Oklahoma State University since 2003 in various capacities, including dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences; as professor, teaching courses including legal environment of business, commercial law, international business and law, legal research, applied business projects and American public school law; MBA chair and accreditation coordinator. He also has helped create various degrees including graduate programs in teaching, special education and athletic administration.

Previously, he served as instructor in the Miami University School of Business Administration in Oxford, Ohio, and as a visiting professor at its Luxembourg campus. He held adjunct and part-time instructor positions at Indiana University (East) in Richmond, Ind., and at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio, respectively.

Mawer earned a bachelor of education degree from the University of Toledo and a juris doctorate from the Claude W. Petit College of Law at Ohio Northern University.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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