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UNI names new chair in business ethics

October 22, 2013

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,

Farzad Moussavi, dean, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-6240,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Associate professor of management Craig VanSandt has been named the new David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics at the University of Northern Iowa. VanSandt brings a wealth of business and higher education experience with him to UNI. He holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas Christian University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in management from Virginia Tech. He has worked in real estate development and the banking industry, and taught at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., for 13 years. Craig VanSandt

"College students are the future leaders of our society; they are the ones who will determine the path we take," said VanSandt. "My main focus in teaching is to help students develop their critical thinking skills, to get them to question conventional wisdom and to help them become engaged, productive citizens."

The David W. Wilson Chair was established through a gift from university alumnus and Laguna Beach, Calif., resident David W. Wilson, president and owner of one of the largest privately owned automotive groups in the country. The Chair is the foremost expert in the college on business ethics, teaches the topic in the classroom and serves as a resource and authority on the topic for the business, government and nonprofit communities.

To reach David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics Craig VanSandt, call 319-273-6194 or email