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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

June 8, 2011

University announces open forum to ask questions of VP of advancement candidate

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University invites the public to attend an open forum to ask questions of one of the candidates for the University's open vice president of advancement role.

The forum with Michael Johnson, assistant vice president of alumni relations at the University of Northern Colorado, will be 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

Johnson has 26 years of experience in higher education which includes 16 years of university advancement experience and 10 years in university communications.

He began his tenure at Northern Colorado in 2004 as the school's executive director of alumni relations, leading the alumni association, board of directors and alumni relations staff. In 2007, he was named vice president of alumni and donor relations before taking on his current role in 2010.  

Prior to his work at Northern Colorado, Johnson was director of alumni relations at Northwest from 1995 to 2004. He also was operations manager of Northwest's radio station and NPR affiliate, KXCV/KRNW, from 1985 to 1995

Johnson earned his bachelor's degree in mass communication from Northwest in 1985.

Other candidate forums will be announced at a later date.

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