Iowa Wesleyan College names new vice president and chief financial officer

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Shane DolohantyIowa Wesleyan College is pleased to announce that Mr. Shane Dolohanty has been appointed its new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“It is a delight to announce Shane’s appointment as Wesleyan’s new vice president and CFO.  Shane brings an impressive background of more than 35 years’ professional experience in business strategy, financing and operations.” said Dr. Steven Titus, President of Iowa Wesleyan College.  “Shane’s financial expertise and extensive corporate experience will help advance our aggressive growth agenda and help Wesleyan realize its vision to become a regional, comprehensive university.”

Dolohanty has led his own international business since 2009.  From 1999 to 2009 he worked closely with a venture capital firm specializing in corporate improvement and turn-arounds.  He originally moved to Southeastern Iowa to serve as the CFO and Board member for Sheaffer Pen Company in Fort Madison where he worked from 1993 to 1998.  He helped lead the turn-around at Sheaffer based on new product development and product rationalization.  Previously, Dolohanty held various executive and financial positions with Gillette, Parker Pen, Manpower and Deloitte Touche.

 “I am very eager to join Dr. Titus and all of the employees of Iowa Wesleyan.  The college has a great history upon which to build and that is exciting to me,” said Dolohanty.  “Wesleyan has gone through many changes over the past year, and I’m delighted to be able to join the college as we look to move it to a new level.  Clearly, higher education, like many industries, is undergoing a radical shift in the marketplace.  On-line classes, evolving adult education, and increased competition for all students are all part of this dynamic.  My experience with leading and managing change while continuing to maintain financial integrity are strengths I look forward to bringing to this great college.”

Dolohanty is a CPA and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  He and his wife, Mary, live in Burlington, Iowa.