2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

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.