Business Administration Alumni

Alumni from our Business Administration Program are well-rounded and educated in all of the disciplines that are important in the business world, including accounting, management, finance, marketing and other areas. 

Time and time again, our business administration alumni have proven that they have what it takes to be leaders in business and industry around the globe.

Alumni Spotlights

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Steve Whitman, '77  Robert Baesler, '72 Dawn Minas, '03
Whitman is a retired executive vice president of Exstream Software, LLC, ranked among the world's fastest growing technology companies and a leading provider of enterprise software that streamlines the creation and delivery of personalized documents and other communications materials. Exstream was purchased by Hewlett-Packard in 2008. At Exstream, Whitman was responsible for the company's distribution and channels internationally and for overseeing worldwide sales. With more than 25 years experience in software sales, Whitman has held senior management, sales management and product marketing positions with a variety of companies, including Xerox, Digital Equipment Corp., and First Data. Some of Exstream's major clients included Bank of America, Fidelity Investments and Xerox. Robert Baesler, president and owner of Baesler's Market in Terre Haute, was a 2008 recipient of ISU's Distinguished Alumni Award. He has hosted business student groups at his store to share his expertise on what it takes to succeed in the business world. Late in 2008, Baesler was appointed by the ISU Alumni Association to serve a four-year term as an ISU Trustee. His term expires in 2013. Baesler serves on the boards of directors for Wabash Valley Crime Stoppers, Terre Haute Savings Bank, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Retail Grocers. He has given back to his community by donating food to Harmony Haven and supporting the Spay-Neuter League, Terre Haute Boys/Girls Clubs, and the Boy Scouts of America.  He has shown support for his alma mater as a Sycamore Athletic Booster, a member of the Vigo County Alumni chapter and supporter of Indiana State's Alpha Tau Omega chapter. Dawn Minas came to Indiana State on a softball scholarship and graduated in 2003 with degrees in business administration and psychology. She later opened the Culver (Ind.) Coffee Company with the help of friends and family and, in 2008, celebrated the company's fifth anniversary. Minas is a member of ISU's Alumni Board of Directors and comes back to the College of Business occasionally as a guest speaker.
Scott Cantlon, '73  
Scott Cantlon is currently chief administrative officer for DCI Donor Services out of Nashville, Tennessee. Formerly he served as vice president and chief information officer for Lexon Surety Group and Cummins Components Group and Cummins Filtration as Executive Director of Information Technology. At Cummins  was responsible for leading the business processes improvement and systems architecture design, software development, support and maintenance for units with $2.3 billion in sales in 160 countries. Prior to Cummins, he was with Griffith Laboratories, CNA Insurance, and Marriott International, to name a few. In addition to his bachelor's in business administration from ISU, Cantlon earned a master's in systems management from the Florida Institute of Technology.