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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 3, 2010

Northwest Missouri State Regents welcome student regent, approve agreement with Barrons-Auxier

Joe Barbosa

Joseph S. Barbosa

MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri State University's Board of Regents at its regular meeting on Thursday welcomed recently appointed student regent Joseph S. Barbosa and approved an agreement with St. Joseph-based Barrons-Auxier Inc.

Barbosa, of Helena, Mo., is a social science education major who is highly involved in campus life at Northwest. He also is Student Senate executive vice president for the 2010-11 school year.

In his report to the Regents, Barbosa said he looks forward to sitting on the Board and representing the student body. Barbosa said he plans to visit with student organizations in coming weeks to gather information about students' needs and concerns.

"With the support of an outstanding faculty, a dedicated support staff and a plethora of academic and career resources, I believe we can continue to maintain and even expand the success rate of our students and provide them with even more remarkable opportunities," Barbosa said, before referring to the football team's five consecutive trips to the Division II national championship game in Alabama. "If this University can weather through five long trips to the football national championship games, surely we can overcome any challenge set before us. I have faith in the dedication of this institution."

Barbosa added, "This University was established to serve our students and as a member of this Board of Regents I hope to do just that."

The Board unanimously approved an agreement with Barrons-Auxier Inc. to assist with business services training courses at the Northwest St. Joseph Center. The agreement allows Barrons-Auxier to list courses with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which will allow students to receive grants or personal education loans. In exchange, the Northwest St. Joseph Center will receive revenue from fees and a percentage of the processes.

Under the agreement, which will be evaluated for renewal after one year, Barrons-Auxier will coordinate enrollment, training and reward training certificates. The Northwest St. Joseph Center will assist with the billing process.

In other business, the Regents tabled a decision on revisions to Northwest's hiring process for director-level positions and above. Vice President of Finance Stacy Carrick also reviewed Northwest's budget process.

The Board of Regents develops policy and has responsibility for sound resource management of the University, and determines general, educational and financial policies.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468