Dr. Charles Taylor
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Office: (417) 873-7391
SPRINGFIELD , Mo. , March 17, 2009 — Dr. Bill Rohlf has been named the interim director of the Breech School of Business Administration for the 2009-2010 academic year.
“It is clear that Bill has the respect and affection of all his colleagues, both within the Breech School and across the university campus,” says Dr. Charles Taylor, vice president for Academic Affairs. “As a Drury colleague since 1972, Dr. Rohlf has a breadth of perspective that will serve us well.”
Rohlf received his doctorate in Economics from Kansas State University in 1972 and arrived at Drury the following fall. In 1989, Rohlf published a textbook on Economics that is now in its seventh edition and is used by dozens of other universities. Rohlf also served as the interim director of the Breech School of Business Administration during the 1998-1999 school year.
Rohlf takes over for Dr. Robert Wyatt who recently accepted the presidency at Coker College in South Carolina. A national search for Wyatt's replacement will take place during the 2009-2010 academic year.
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