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July 27, 2018

Governor appoints Moore to Board of Regents


John Moore

John Moore

Gov. Mike Parson has announced the appointment of John Moore, of Raymore, Missouri, to the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents.

The appointment must be confirmed by the Missouri Senate before it can become official.

If confirmed, Moore, an independent, fills the Board seat of Matt Kitzi (D), of Columbia, for a term scheduled to end Jan. 1, 2023. Kitzi was appointed to the Board in 2016 by former Gov. Jay Nixon; he was not confirmed by the Senate before a Jan. 31, 2017, deadline and the appointment was withdrawn so he could remain eligible to serve on the Board.

Moore earned his bachelor’s degree in finance at Northwest in 1978 and has remained an active volunteer and supporter of the University, including as a former member of the Northwest Foundation Board of Directors. He retired in 2014 as chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, capping a successful 33-year-career with the Federal Reserve System.

Northwest’s nine-member Board of Regents is responsible for sound resource management of the University and determining general, educational and financial policies.

According to state statutes, six of the Board’s members must live in the University's 19-county district. They must include one member living in Nodaway County and two living outside the district but no more than two voting members residing in the same county. One member must be a non-voting student representative.

Dr. Patrick B. Harr (R), of Maryville, serves as Board chair, and Dr. Marilou Joyner (D), of Kansas City, is vice chair. Jason Klindt (R), of Kansas City; John W. Richmond (D), of Albany; Richard N. Smith (R), of Coffey; George Speckman (I), of St. Joseph; and Roxanna Swaney (R), of Liberty; round out the Board. Janay Orange, of Kansas City, serves as the non-voting student regent.


For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Missouri State University
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