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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

June 23, 2015

Forums with vice president of information technology candidates set for June 29-30

Northwest Missouri State University has announced on-campus interviews with two candidates who are finalists for its vice president of information technology role.  

The candidates, Rob Thomas Jr. and Ted Corbett, will be on the campus Monday, June 29, and Tuesday, June 30, respectively. Open forums with each candidate are scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Station Center Conference Room both days. All employees are invited to attend.

Additionally, the forums will be streamed online at

More information about the candidates is provided below. The individual selected to fill the role will succeed Roger Von Holzen, who is joining the Northwest faculty.  


About Rob Thomas Jr.

Rob is an execution-driven leader with 16-plus years of experience driving the enhancement and re-engineering of technology infrastructures. He serves as executive vice president of technology at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and previously established and ran a private consulting practice, Onkew Technology, serving the financial and healthcare industries. He holds a degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a seven-time NCAA Track and Field All-American.


About Ted Corbett

Ted has been leading, delivering and managing complex, cross-functional and full-stack enterprise solutions for more than 20 years. He serves as principal of the C6 Group, LLC and has held a variety of leadership positions at the likes of Cisco Systems Inc., Coreon Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, and AT&T. Ted has been an adjunct professor, holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri-Columbia, and he is a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

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