A-Z Index

News Release

April 9, 2018

Nuttall recognized as ‘Friend of Education’ by school administrators

Dr. Neil Nuttall

Dr. Neil Nuttall

Dr. Neil Nuttall, who serves as interim director of Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City, received the Friend of Education Award April 4 at the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) and the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA) 2018 Spring Conference in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

The award annually recognizes an individual from each of eight MASA districts for contributions to education locally or statewide.

“Missouri’s educational community is a very special group of talented and dedicated professionals,” Nuttall said. “Our citizens are blessed by the fact our K-12 educators and educators in higher education share a unique bond. This recognition is both humbling and exhilarating as a special recognition of my role in this relationship.”   

Nuttall was appointed in May 2017 as interim director of Northwest-Kansas City. Previously, he served for 12 years as president of North Central Missouri College in Trenton and spent more than two decades as a public school superintendent. Nuttall also has served as an adjunct instructor for Northwest, teaching graduate courses in the School of Education.

He has his doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma in higher education and higher education administration, a master’s degree in public school administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with an emphasis in history and physical education from Western New Mexico University.

Northwest-Kansas City offers completion programs in business, communication, computer science, criminology, education, health science and psychology. It also offers dual credit coursework through a partnership with Northland CAPS, professional education graduate degrees and client-based educational opportunities.

Additionally, Northwest enjoys a partnership with Metropolitan Community College (MCC) to offer FastTracks, a concurrent enrollment program to increase the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format.

For more information about Northwest-Kansas City and its offerings, visit


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215