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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

May 8, 2014

Former first lady Virginia Foster dies at 97

Virginia Foster

Virginia Foster

Northwest Missouri State University has learned that Virginia Foster passed away this morning.

Foster, the widow of Northwest’s seventh president, the late Dr. Robert P. Foster, was 97 years old. The couple served the University as president and first lady from 1964 to 1977.

Northwest will provide more details regarding funeral arrangements as they become available.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468