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Moore family helping Northwest prepare for the future with Hughes Fieldhouse

John Moore

Supporters of Northwest Missouri State University – including alumni and friends, students, faculty, staff and community members – came together June 15, 2017, to celebrate the long-awaited groundbreaking of a facility designed to enhance the face of the University, and many of those individuals beamed with pride for the role they’ve played in helping Northwest get to this point.

Among them was John Moore, a 1978 Northwest alumnus and member of the University's Board of Regents, who recognizes the foundation Northwest provided him on his way to a successful 33-year-career with the Federal Reserve System. Moore retired in 2014 as chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and he and his wife, Suzy, have shown their appreciation for Northwest by becoming members of the Founding 50.

“I can’t think of a better place to focus our donation because a lot of students will benefit from the facility, and it will add to this great thing that we have going at Northwest, which I think is pretty unique among public universities,” John Moore said. “We’ll keep it going even further into the future.”

The University set four goals for what became known as the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse: promoting health, wellness and engaged programming for Northwest’s students, faculty and staff as well as the broader community; providing a competitive advantage relative to Northwest’s intercollegiate athletics teams and overall programming; enhancing Northwest’s ability to recruit, retain and engage students; and providing enhanced community partnership opportunities and economic development outcomes.

“It will help bring people to the northwest corner of the state because we’re going to be able to host things for the city, for different businesses, for different organizations, and we’re going to have a facility to do it,” Moore said. “I just think it’s going to be a win-win on so many different levels for so many different stakeholders at this University.”