Faculty and Staff

Mailing Address

College of Business & Management
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
Curtiss Hall 320
University Center, MI 48710

p: (989) 964-4064
f: (989) 964-7497

Office of the Dean

Rama Yelkur, Dean
D.B.A., Marketing, Mississipi State University
M.B.A., PSG College of Technology, Bharathiar University, India
B.Sc., Mathematics, Ethiraj College, Madras University, India
Certified Global Business Professional (through NASBITE International)

Anthony Bowrin, Associate Dean
Ph.D., Business Administration (Auditing), Southern Illinois University
M.Sc., Accounting, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trindad & Tobago
B.Sc., Management Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trindad & Tobago
Certified Management Accounting (through IMA)
Certified in Financial Management (through IMA)

Jaime Leyrer, Special Assistant to the Dean
M.P.A., Central Michigan University
B.S., Central Michigan University

Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, Harvey Randall Wickes Chair in International Studies
Curtiss Hall 323, (989) 964-4181
M.L.I.R., Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., University of Wales
L.L.B., University of Ghana

George Puia, Dow Chemical Company Centennial Chair in Global Business
Curtiss Hall 310, (989) 964-6074
Ph.D., Strategic Management/International Business, University of Kansas
M.S., National-Louis University
B.B.A., Thomas Edison State College

Rejeana Heinrich, Associate Director of the Stevens Center for Family Business
Curtiss Hall 316, (989) 964-4035
B.S., Central Michigan University

Tom Sesti, Director of the Dow Entrepreneurship Institute
Curtiss Hall 203, (989) 964-6073
M.B.A., Management and Marketing, Aquinas College
B.A., Economics and Management, Albion College

Dominic Monastiere, Executive in Residence
Curtiss Hall 317, (989) 964-6076
Certificate, Advanced Banking, Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin
B.B.A., Accounting, Detroit Institute of Technology


Department Chairs

Administrative Assistants

Cheryl Saffarian
Administrative Assistant
Curtiss 320
(989) 964-7085


Donna Helmreich-Lopez
Faculty Secretary / Office Coordinator
Curtiss Hall 300
(989) 964-4235
f: (989) 964-4699

Cindy Clifford
Administrative Secretary
Curtiss 320
(989) 964-4064


Maryann Gillette
Faculty Secretary
Curtiss Hall 300
(989) 964-4234