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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 24, 2009

Presidential search on schedule, says firm spokesman

A spokesman for the firm conducting the search for Northwest Missouri State University's 10th president says the process is going well and remains on schedule.

The firm, Jon McRae & Associates Inc., was retained earlier this year by the University's Board of Regents to head up the search.

 Northwest President Dean L. Hubbard announced last August he would retire on July 31, 2009.

"The national search for the next president is progressing very well," said Kenny Daugherty, senior vice president of the executive firm located in Atlanta, Ga.

"Our recruitment campaign, which has included advertisements in national publications as well as direct communications with potential candidates, has drawn interest from across the country. Northwest is highly respected in higher education, and many administrators we have contacted have been interested in learning more about this opportunity," Daugherty added.

Board of Regents President James William "Bill" Loch heads a 13-member committee made up of regents and representatives from the campus and community. Loch said he expects the committee to conduct a first round of interviews soon and bring finalists from that effort to campus, with the anticipation of announcing the name of the new president sometime in April.

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