Daniel E. Vetter, Ph.D.
2017 Faculty Award
Dr. Vetter came to CMU from Drake University in 1987 as an assistant professor in the finance department. He received his PhD in finance from the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln, his MBA from the University of South Dakota, his
BA in business from Dakota Wesleyan University and his BS in Health
Administration from Ithaca College.
He held numerous leadership positions in the College of Business Administration, including three years as interim dean, six as
associate dean and 10 as senior associate dean. Before retiring, Dr.
Vetter was the longest serving senior officer in CMU's academic
division. He was instrumental in countless campus projects, committees
and organizations. His involvement spans everything from contract
negotiations, MBA Program Director, the creation of the Martha Seger
Investment Fund, to service as president of the CMU chapter of Beta
Gamma Sigma. Dr. Vetter was a project leader and principal investigator
for the largest contract in CBA history – a $2.0 million dollar
collaboration with Dow Chemical Corporation that led to the development
of CBA's Lean Six Sigma green belt and black belt certification
programs. He also guided the college through three rounds of
accreditation as the lead accreditation officer. He has impacted
generations of students, faculty and staff with his intelligence,
creativity and steady leadership.