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Northwest Missouri State University

About Us

The Office of the Provost promotes collaboration across the University and oversees policies and initiatives that shape the academic life of the University as a whole. In coordination with academic deans, directors and faculty, the Office of the Provost is responsible for advancing the University's mission through the administration of academic programs and the management of academic administrative and support services.

Timothy Mottet, Ed.D.


Dr. Timothy Mottet (Provost)

Dr. Timothy Mottet was named Northwest Missouri State University's top academic officer in June 2014.  He oversees all academic programs at the University. 

Mottet returned to Northwest, where he completed some of his undergraduate work, from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he had served as dean of fine arts and communication since 2011. He came to Northwest with more than 15 years of experience in higher education that also includes teaching and extensive scholarship and research activities.

Previously, Mottet worked for the University of Texas-Pan America in Edinburg, Texas, from 2007 to 2011, serving as a professor and endowed chair in communication as well as assistant chair and chair of the Department of Communication. Between 1999 and 2007, Mottet held assistant professor and associate professor roles in the Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University. 

Prior to working in higher education, Mottet worked for Northwest Airlines from 1986 to 1993 as the director of inflight service operations.

Mottet began his undergraduate education at Northwest and completed two years before earning his bachelor’s degree in communication at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Mottet also has a master’s degree in mass communication from Boston University in Boston, Mass., and his education doctorate in communication and learning/higher education from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.V.

View Dr. Mottet's vita here.

Jamie Hooyman, Ed.D.

Vice Provost 

Dr. Hooyman

Dr. Jamie Hooyman was named Vice Provost in May 2016. Her responsibilities as Vice Provost include serving as the liaison officer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), serving as curriculum liaison with Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE), and administering academic program review.

She comes to Northwest from North Central Missouri College where she had been since 2006, including the last two years as vice president of institutional effectiveness. Her professional experience also includes service as a faculty member at the University of Central Oklahoma. She earned her doctorate of education in human performance from Oklahoma State University.

She also has an associate degree from North Central, a bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in education from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Hooyman as assists the provost in supporting six school directors, collaborates with the provost and leadership councils on development of new and proposed academic policies, and also monitors and tracks curriculum proposals.