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Rodney Edge '84


Washington D.C.

Current City

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Northwest Foundation Board Member

Board member since 2021

Board Involvement

  • Governance Committee
  • Membership Committee


  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership, Liberty University, 2023
  • Completion Certificate, University of Kansas School of Business Seminar, 2010
  • M.S., National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 2008
  • M.A., Central Michigan University, 1998
  • MBA, Central Michigan University, 1998
  • Graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, 1997-1998
  • Graduate of the US Army Combined Arms Officer Staff Course, 1992
  • Graduate of the US Army Quartermaster Advanced Officer Course, 1989
  • Graduate of the US Army Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, 1985
  • B.S. Industrial Technology, Northwest Missouri State University, 1984


  • CEO, Material Solutions, LLC, 2018-present
  • Executive Coach
  • Retired Colonel US Army, 2014


I am enjoying being retired from the US Army and beginning the second phase of my adult life. I am married to Sandra Beadle, who I met while serving as a senior diplomatic advisor to the Ministry of the Saudi Arabian National Guard and the Saudi Royal Family. I enjoy traveling and have seen most of the world. I enjoy reading and photography. I have published many articles and three books of poetry. My goal at this point in life is mentorship and community service. 

Why are you "forever green"?

 "I love and enjoy what Northwest Missouri has become. When I was a student, the university was not welcoming to minority students, and the same can be said about the town of Maryville. Over the years Northwest Missouri State University has opened its doors and became a community of communities; this includes the interaction between the university and the city of Maryville. Over the last twenty years or so, I feel a part of the school family because of how I have been welcomed since new leadership strategies have been developed and made actionable."