Four finalists for the position of vice president for financial planning and administration at Missouri Western State University will visit campus in March. Each candidate has been asked to give a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session at 2:15 p.m. in Spratt Hall, room 205, on the day of the interview. Campus and the public are invited to these open forums.

The four finalists and the dates of their interviews are:

portrait of Brant Wright

Brant Wright

Brant Wright, Wednesday, March 20

Brant Wright is currently the vice chancellor for administration and finance at Montana Technological University. Prior to joining Montana Tech, he served as the controller for Idaho State University. Brant has 35 years of experience as a finance professional, with the last 27 years being in higher education. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Oakland University and has an M.S. in Finance from Walsh College. Brant has a record of success providing leadership and direction in implementing process improvements that reduce costs and align with changing budget requirements in higher education.

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Darrell Morrison

Darrel Morrison, Friday, March 22

Darrell R. Morrison is currently the associate vice chancellor for finance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has previously served as the vice president for business affairs at Texas A&M University-San Antonio and as the vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He has also held several administrative positions at Southern Arkansas University including controller, associate vice president for finance/director of financial services and vice president for finance. Morrison holds a B.S.B.A in Accounting from Henderson State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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Nayyer Hussain

Dr. Nayyer Hussain, March 25

Nayyer Hussain most recently served as the senior vice president for finance and administration/CFO at Rockland Community College in New York. Previously he served as a faculty member and has held senior level positions in finance and academic administration at various colleges and universities. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and has completed senior leadership programs at Harvard University and SUNY. He has been a member of the Rotary Club for 15 years and also served as a Board member at Habitat for Humanity and Domestic Violence Shelter Inc.

portrait of Carey McMillian

Carey McMillian

Carey McMillian, March 28

Carey McMillian was born and raised in St Joseph and has been an active member of the community her entire life. She received a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Missouri Western with and an M.B.A. from Northwest Missouri State. She began her career at Missouri Western in January 1991 and has served as accountant, chief accountant/director of purchasing, adjunct faculty, associate vice president and currently as the interim vice president for financial planning and administration. Responsibilities include compiling financial statements, revenue bonds, capital and lease contracts, supervision of multiple departments and cultivating successful working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit