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Northwest Missouri State University


Meet the Staff

Phil Kenkel

TRIO Director
Phone: 660.562.1861
Email: pkenkel@nwmissouri.edu

Hometown: Earling, IA
Birthday: April 7
Favorite Quote: "Treat others like you would want to be treated yourself."


Kenna Johnson

Academic Coordinator / Assistant Director
Phone: 660.562.1647
Email: kennaj@nwmissouri.edu

Hometown: Red Oak, IA
Birthday: September 20
Favorite Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou


Jackie Cochenour

Counseling Coordinator
Phone: 660.562.1638
Email: jackiec@nwmissouri.edu

Hometown: Farmington, IA
Birthday: April 2
Favorite Quote: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." -Dr. Suess


Lisa Ruehter

TRiO Administrative Assistant 
Phone: 660.562.1630
Email: lruehte@nwmissouri.edu

Hometown: Conception Jct., MO
Birthday: December 12th
Favorite Quote: "Keep your mind curious, your heart pure, and your enthusiasm twelve inches taller than you are."