State Representative Dean Dohrman was named State Fair Community College’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni. The LaMonte High School graduate and Warrensburg native was honored Friday at the college’s commencement ceremony on the Sedalia campus.
Dohrman received an associate degree from SFCC in 1987. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from Central Missouri State University in 1989 and a master’s degree in History in 1991. Dohrman later received a master’s in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Political Economy/Political and Policy History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dohrman served as Pettis County Assessor from 2005-2012. He also was the president and vice president of the West Central Missouri Assessors’ Association and 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. Dohrman later moved to the ADM Milling Company where he sold the government contracts he previously administered for the USDA. He also served as a board member of the Show-Me Honor Flight from 2008-2012, and was involved with the Pettis County United Way. Dohrman is a member of the Farm Bureau and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. He is also coordinator of the Applied Social Sciences and Public Management programs at Colorado State University-Global Campus and teaches numerous political science courses. He is an adjunct instructor for CMU and Missouri Valley College.
Dohrman was elected in November 2012 to the 51st District of the Missouri House of Representatives.