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June 3, 2016
The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce honored Northwest Missouri State University Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet April 27 at its 30th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet and presented Mottet with its Excellence in Higher Education Award.
The award honors outstanding instructors, professors or administrative staff members who have made a significant commitment to education at their institution. Dr. Terry Barmann, director of Northwest-Kansas City nominated Mottet for the honor.
Mottet was named Northwest’s chief academic officer in 2014. Under his leadership, Northwest is in the midst of an academic reorganization composed of professional schools. The University also is preparing to move Northwest-Kansas City to the Northland Innovation Campus, a 90,000 square-foot research and education complex scheduled to open this summer at N.E. 69th St. and North Oak Trafficway in Gladstone, Missouri.
Barmann’s nomination recognized Mottet for his leadership in developing bachelor’s degree completion programs, the launch of client-based education programs and an expansion of graduate degree programs offered at Northwest-Kansas City. Mottet also serves on the board of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (Northland CAPS), providing resources and dual credit opportunities for students and faculty.
“As the chief academic officer of the University, Dr. Mottet has taken steps to ensure high quality educational opportunities in the Northland for undergraduate students, graduate students, and the community at-large,” Barmann wrote in his nomination. “His bold leadership has added another quality educational option for the Northland.”
The Excellence in Education Banquet celebrates Northland education and honors teachers, administrative staff, volunteers and businesses that support the nine school districts and five higher education institutions in Kansas City's Northland area. The banquet acknowledges the important role education plays in the economic development and quality of life in the area, and it is believed to be the largest of its kind honoring educators in Missouri.
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