School of Business
J.D., 1987, Southern Illinois University
M.B.A., 1987, Southern Illinois University
B.S., 1984, Eastern Illinois, University
As the dean of the School of Business, Dr. Rewerts has led Olivet's business program since 1993. His master’s degree in business administration and juris doctor degree from Southern Illinois University have prepared him to teach both undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of management, leadership, business law, and strategy and policy. He is a strong advocate for the integration of the Christian faith into the curriculum, and strives to lead students in being part of the Great Commission. In 2014, he was named as Olivet's Faculty Member of the Year.
Before joining Olivet’s faculty, he was employed as an attorney with First of America Trust Company, and Craig and Craig, Attorneys at Law, in central Illinois. He maintains his license to practice law in Illinois, and is also active as a local businessman and real estate developer.
He serves the University by coordinating the academic assessment of the business department for North Central accreditation and leads the department in the pursuit of professional certification of each of the business, accounting and economics degrees. He is responsible for establishing the University's first 4+1 Accelerated Bachelor/Master program. Dr. Rewerts is also a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association, as well as advisory member for the Leadership Center and Enactus.
In addition, Dr. Rewerts has served on community boards, such as the Salvation Army, Rotary, and Youth for Christ.
He and his wife, Tara, have three children: Cully, Hope and Gabriel.