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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 1, 2010

Interim commissioner of higher education to visit Northwest Monday

David Russell

David Russell

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Dr. David R. Russell, interim commissioner of higher education for Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education, will visit Northwest Missouri State University Monday, Oct. 4 for an open forum with students, faculty and staff.

The forum will be 3:15 to 4 p.m. in the J.W. Jones Student Union Tower View Room.

Dr. Russell was named interim commissioner of higher education on July 1. Most recently he was senior associate vice president and chief of staff for the University of Missouri System, where he was liaison between the university and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and its administrative arm, the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

He worked in the University of Missouri System for 19 years. He served as director of university relations and chief of staff before becoming senior associate vice president, where he worked with the president and all four university campuses to integrate finance and administration, human resources, general counsel, government relations, information technology, communications, and academic and student affairs.

Prior to his tenure at the University of Missouri System, Russell served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer, retiring in 1991 as a Lieutenant Colonel after a 22-year career, including assignments in media relations at the Pentagon and as director of public affairs at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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