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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Dec. 5, 2013

Northwest Kansas City Center moves to MCC Maple Woods college campus; open house set for Jan. 9

Northwest Missouri State University’s Kansas City Center will open its doors at a new location on the Maple Woods campus of Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in January, and a grand opening is planned to celebrate.

Northwest classes at the new location begin in conjunction with the start of the spring trimester Monday, Jan. 13. Northwest will use six classrooms and office space on the Maple Woods campus.

Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said the move will provide many advantages and opportunities to individuals interested in continuing their education in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

“We are proud to be partnering with MCC and Maple Woods on Northwest’s new Kansas City Center,” Jasinski said. “The Maple Woods campus is conveniently located in Kansas City, and Northwest offers high-quality programs, taught by faculty who are focused on preparing students for successful careers and enhancing their skills. We look forward to building on Northwest’s mission of student success through this partnership with MCC.”

The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, on the Maple Woods campus, located at 2601 NE Barry Road in Kansas City. The event will feature Jasinski, Maple Woods President Dr. Utpal Goswami and MCC Chancellor Mark James as well as representatives from the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments and giveaways also will be provided.

The Northwest Kansas City Center offers 20 graduate degree and certificate programs, including master’s, education specialist and education doctorate degrees as well as a Master of Business Administration.

“I am very pleased to welcome Northwest to Maple Woods,” Goswami said. “This partnership will create opportunities for residents of the Northland and surrounding areas. Creating opportunities are what we are about. I am confident that this partnership will grow and bring additional opportunities for our students.” 

Northwest established its Kansas City Center in January 2006 at its previous location in Liberty. Jasinski thanked the Liberty Public School District for its strong partnership with Northwest and said he looks forward to continued strong relations with the school system.

Additionally, Northwest operates a St. Joseph Center at the Historic Green Acres Building, located at 3500 North Village Drive in St. Joseph, near the city’s Belt Highway.

For more information about the Northwest Kansas City, its programs and course offerings, visit 

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