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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Jan. 4, 2012

Governor appoints Dowis to Northwest Board of Regents

Gov. Jay Nixon has announced his appointment today of Robert Dowis (D), of Conception, to the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents.

Dowis' appointment must be confirmed by the Senate before it can become official. If confirmed, Dowis will fill the Board seat of Gary Panethiere, whose term expired.

The Governor has appointed Dowis for a term ending Jan. 1, 2017.

Dowis is the superintendent of Jefferson C-123 schools in Conception Junction and has more than 35 years of experience as an educator in Missouri that includes several years at Tarkio College and Tarkio Academy.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s in education from Northwest.

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

Northwest Missouri State University
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