Danette Cagnet

Associate Professor of Business
Director, School of Business and Professional Studies

Danette Cagnet
School of Business and Professional Studies
Muirhead 103
(248) 218-2101


  • M.B.A., Harding University
  • B.B.A., Harding University

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Professional Sales
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Research
  • Retail Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Special Topics in Business: Globalization
  • Business Communication
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership Theory

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Dean of Students, Rochester College (June 2007-May 2009)
  • Rochester Church of Christ Mission Committee Chairperson (2006-2009)
  • Freshman Academic Advisor (June 2004-June 2006)
  • Kibo Group International 501(c)(3) founding member, Board Secretary (2002-2007)
  • Business Director and Development Missionary, Source of Life Resource Center in Jinja, Uganda, East Africa (January 2001-December 2002)
  • American Freightways (acquired by Fed Ex Freight) Claims Investigator (Seasonal 1995-1998)


Danette (Danny) is married to Scott Cagnet,  RU’s Assistant Dean of Students and Head Hockey Coach, and they have two little girls, Kendall and Keeton. Just before moving to Rochester Hills, Danny worked as a missionary on a team in Jinja, Uganda, East Africa. Danny enjoys discussing her international travel experiences in Qatar, Egypt, East Africa, Europe, and Jamaica. Her academic passion centers around helping students develop leadership and communication skills that will help them stand out in the competitive business environment they will enter. When her busy little ones give her the gift of “down time,” she enjoys trying new recipes, crafting, reading, and planning parties or events.