State Rep. Dr. Dean Dohrman has received State Fair Community College’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dohrman, LaMonte, was honored May 17 at the college’s commencement ceremony in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the Sedalia campus.
A record 857 degrees and certificates were projected to be awarded to 756 candidates for graduation, including 431 Associate of Arts degrees, 255 Associate of Applied Science degrees, 34 Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees, two Associate of Science degrees, 80 Professional Certificates, and 55 Skills Certificates.
The numbers include students who attended SFCC-Lake of the Ozarks, SFCC-Clinton and SFCC-Whiteman AFB. About 282 students were expected to participate in the ceremony.
Dohrman was elected representative for the 51st District of the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2012. He is coordinator of the Applied Social Sciences and Public Management programs at Colorado State University-Global Campus and teaches numerous political science courses. He also is an adjunct instructor for Central Methodist University and Missouri Valley College. He is a certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer.
From 2005-2012 he served as Pettis County Assessor, serving on the Missouri State Assessors’ Association Legislative Committee from 2007-2012. He also served as vice president and president of the West Central Missouri Assessors’ Association and as an ex-officio member of the Pettis County Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board.
Prior to that he worked in various capacities for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including export programs of humanitarian assistance. He later moved to the ADM Milling Company where he sold the government contracts he previously had administered for the USDA.
A native of Warrensburg, Dohrman graduated from LaMonte High School and received an Associate of Arts degree in Social Science in 1987 from State Fair Community College.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 in History/Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in 1991 in History from Central Missouri State University. He received a Master of Arts degree in Political Science in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Political Economy/Political and Policy History in 2004 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dohrman was a board member of Show-Me Honor Flight from 2008-2012. He also has served on the Pettis County United Way board of directors and is a member of the Farm Bureau and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.