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Oct. 31, 2018

Jasinski elected to join AASCU Board of Directors

Dr. John Jasinski

Dr. John Jasinski

Dr. John Jasinski, president of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, has been elected by his peers to serve as a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Board of Directors.

AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions' economic progress and cultural development. In addition, the organization advocates for effective public policy at the federal level and provides both federal and state policy analysis to advance member institutions and the students they serve.

The Board of Directors, which consists of member presidents and chancellors who are actively engaged with the association, supports AASCU’s work and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by AASCU’s president and chief executive officer, Board members provide broad leadership and oversight. Board members serve three-year terms and meet three times a year. 

“AASCU institutions are engines of economic mobility and beacons of hope for our future – the workhorse of American higher education,” Jasinski said. “AASCU presidents and AASCU institutions work tirelessly to deliver America’s promise. Northwest Missouri State University is a proud AASCU member and it is an honor to be at the table as we address issues of state, national and international significance.”

Earlier this year, Jasinski also was elected to a one-year term as vice chair of the Council on Public Higher Education, which is composed of the presidents and chancellors of public higher education institutions in Missouri. He also accepted an appointment to the advisory team of the commissioner for the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

His professional service includes serving on the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s Board of Overseers, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Council of State Representatives, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Alliance, the Kansas City Area Development Council and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) CEO Council. He hosts “All Things Northwest,” a monthly, hour-long program on Northwest’s National Public Radio affiliate, KXCV-KRNW.


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