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Elfrink Named Associate CBT Dean

June 10, 2009

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MACOMB, IL -- Jack Elfrink, Western Illinois University accountancy department chair, has been named associate dean of Western's College of Business and Technology (CBT), effective June 1, according to CBT Dean Tom Erekson. Elfrink replaces Larry Wall, who retired last month after 28 years of service.

Prior to joining the WIU accountancy faculty in 2006, Elfrink was professor and dean of the Harmon College of Business Administration at Central Missouri State University (CMSU). He also served as accounting department chair at CMSU. Prior to his years at Central Missouri, Elfrink was a faculty member at Ferris State University, Southeast Missouri State University, McKendree College, Lincoln University and William Woods College.

Elfrink has been an active researcher throughout his years in higher education, publishing in a wide variety of professional journals and making numerous presentations at national professional organizations. In addition, he has been actively involved in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Missouri Association of Accounting Education, where he has held many offices, including president.

"We're pleased to welcome Dr. Elfrink as associate dean of the college. Jack is a seasoned leader and his experience with AACSB accreditation will be an asset as we seek reaffirmation of accreditation for our business and accountancy programs," said Erekson.

Elfrink earned his doctorate from St. Louis University and his master's and bachelor's degrees from Southeast Missouri State University.

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