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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 6, 2011

Vice president of Missouri State Board of Education to give lecture Nov. 10

Rev. Stanley Archie, the vice president of the Missouri State Board of Education, will share his experiences at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, as the second featured lecturer of Northwest Missouri State University's 2011-12 Distinguished Lecture Series.

Archie also serves as board chairman of the Kansas City Leadership Foundation and owner and principal consultant of Successful Edge Consultants. In 2008, he was chosen by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) to serve on a NASBE task force to formulate state policies to reform middle schools. He is senior pastor of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo.

As part of Northwest's Distinguished Lecture series, Archie is the featured speaker of this year's Ploghoft Diversity Lecture. The Ploghoft Lecture is funded through the generosity of Dr. Milton and Zella Ploghoft of Athens, Ohio. Dr. Ploghoft, a 1949 Northwest alumnus, is professor emeritus at Ohio University, and Mrs. Ploghoft completed her elementary and secondary education at Horace Mann Laboratory School at Northwest.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is designed to enhance the academic environment through individual discipline and interdisciplinary topics. Supported by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Campus Activities, the series offers the Northwest and Maryville communities opportunities to hear from extraordinary individuals who come from around the globe. Scholars, world travelers and leaders in their fields visit the Northwest campus to share their wisdom, insight and experiences.

The 2011-12 series continues with education leader Todd Whitaker Feb. 29, 2012, and best-selling author T.C. Boyle Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

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