VP Finalists

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The position for vice president for financial planning and administration at Missouri Western has been open since Feb. 1, but the top four finalists have been announced.

The finalists are Brant Wright, Darrell Morrison, Dr. Nayyer Hussain and Carey McMillian.

Brant Wright currently holds the position of vice chancellor for administration and finance at Montana Technological University. Wright has spent 27 years in higher education and 35 years of professional financial experience.

Darrell Morrison is currently the associate vice chancellor for finance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In the past he has served as the vice president for business affairs at Texas A&M University and as the vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas. He has also held several administrative positions at multiple different universities over the years.

Dr. Nayyer Hussain has recently held the position as the senior vice president for finance and administration/CFO at Rockland Community College in New York. In the past, he has served as a faculty member and has held senior level positions in finance and academic administration at many universities.

Carey McMillian began her career at Missouri Western in January 1991 and has held many different positions with accounting at the university over the years. McMillian is a St. Joseph native and has been an active member of the community her entire life. She is currently the interim vice president for financial planning and administration.

Each candidate will visit campus in March. The candidates have been asked to give a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. The presentations will take place at 2:15 p.m. in Spratt Hall in room 205. Wright spoke on Wednesday, March 20; Morrison spoke on Friday, March 22; Hussain spoke on Monday, March 25; and McMillian will speak on Thursday, March 28.