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Northwest Missouri State University


William (Bill) Oellermann '72

William (Bill) Oellermann '72

Hometown

St. Louis, Missouri

Current City

Mansfield, Texas

Northwest Foundation Board Member


Board Involvement

  • Advancement and Governance Committees 
  • Member of Founding 50 and 1905 Society

Education

  • M.S. Mass Communications; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • B.S. Physical Education and Speech with emphasis on Radio and TV; Northwest Missouri State University, 1972

About

William "Bill" Oellermann worked in small, medium and major market radio and higher education from 1972 to 2003. As Assistant VP for Marketing and Communications, he was responsible for developing and overseeing the university’s marketing and outreach. The charge encompassed government relations, marketing, advertising, media relations, web page development, publications, public relations, collegiate licensing, and the university’s 100,000 watt radio station. Oellermann served 18 years as the home announcer for the Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League.

Bill and his wife Jane live in Mansfield, Texas and have five grown children and thirteen grandchildren.

Why are you "forever green"?

Northwest Missouri State University changed my life. The University provided challenging growth and learning opportunities that far exceeded my expectations. The quality and dedication of the faculty and staff was and remains world class. I never felt like a number in the classroom and was provided individual attention and guidance when necessary. The professional and personal friendships and relationships in and out of the classroom remain with me to this day. My gratitude and appreciation is unbounded.

Participating in Forever Green provides me an opportunity to payback but more importantly pay it forward! I hope my involvement, in some small way, provides future students an opportunity to be positively impacted by the Northwest experience.