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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Jan. 10, 2019

Northwest welcomes new employees to begin spring semester

Northwest Missouri State University welcomed its new faculty and staff members Wednesday, Jan. 9, as employees gathered for opening meetings to begin the 2019 spring semester.

The new employees, who are those hired at Northwest since August, are introduced below.

Rian Anderson began work as a custodian in December. He was previously employed at Subway and is a member of the 443rd Transportation Company of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Rian Anderson

Krista Barcus began work as director of human resources in November. She came to Northwest from SSM Health St. Francis Hospital where she was the hospital’s human resource leader. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northwest and is working to obtain her master’s degree in management and leadership.

Krista Barcus

Torri Blythe joined as a part-time assistant softball coach in October. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwest in recreation with an emphasis on therapeutic recreation in 2016.

Torri Blythe

Evan Brooks began work as a driver in November. He was previously employed by Amazon.

Brooke Byland became coordinator of facilities and operations for campus recreation in September. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwest in corporate recreation and wellness in 2016 and was a member of the Bearcat women’s golf team. She completed her master’s degree in recreation resource management last spring at the University.

Jamie Campbell returned to Northwest in August as an advisor and coach in Academic Retention Services. She previously was a lecturer in political science in the University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northwest and a master’s in political science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Jamie Campbell

Jordyn Dreher began Jan. 2 as an academic scheduling specialist in the registrar’s office. She completed her bachelor’s degree last May at Northwest in business technology.

Jordyn Dreher

Ty Franklin began work as an admissions representative in October. He is a 2017 graduate of Northwest, having earned his bachelor’s degree in political science. As a student he was active in Student Senate and Sigma Phi Epsilon and worked as a student assistant with the Bearcat football team as well as a marketing and promotions intern in the Department of Athletics.

Ty Franklin

Nicholas Gibson joined Northwest as an assistant cross country and track coach in August. Previously, he served as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina; as head coach at Salem International University in Salem, West Virginia; and as an assistant coach at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he represented the South Atlantic Conference on the United States Track and Field and Cross County Coaches Association Executive Cross Country Committee. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Nicholas Gibson

Jordyn Greenhaw began her employment Jan. 7 as Northwest’s event coordinator. She comes to the University from Maryville Parks and Recreation where she was the event and marketing manager. Previously, she was executive director of the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce and the recreation coordinator and aquatics supervisor for the city of Bonner Springs, Kansas. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northwest in park and recreation management.

Jordyn Greenhaw

Tammy Hamilton began work as a custodian in December. She previously was employed by Kawasaki Motors.

Tammy Hamilton

Jessica Hoffman began work as a marketing specialist for the Office of University Marketing and Communication in October. She previously was an account executive with the News-Press and Gazette Company in St. Joseph, Missouri. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northwest in communication with an emphasis in public relations.

Jessica Hoffman

Chris Hughes began work as an executive-in-residence in the Office of the President in November. He retired last May from the U.S. Army as commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky, capping a military career spanning more than 35 years. His prior military assignments included service as a war planner for the U.S. Army Pacific Command, as the executive officer to the secretary of the Army and as the Army's chief liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., and he participated in military operations in Haiti, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, among others. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwest in political science and a master’s degree in business management from Webster University, and he is a distinguished graduate of the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he earned a master’s in national strategic studies.

April Johnson began work as a custodian in August. She was employed previously by the Nodaway Holt R-VII School District for five years and before that at Comfort Inn and Super 8 as head housekeeper.

April Johnson

Lauren King began work as a custodial supervisor in September. She previously was employed by the Missouri Children’s Division. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northwest in child and family studies.

Brandon Masters joined Northwest as its head cross country and track coach in August. He came to Northwest from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he had served as co-head coach of the track and field program for the previous two seasons. His prior experience also includes coaching work at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla and Emporia State University. He has a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State in biology.

Brandon Masters

John Ogle became pellet plant operator in October. He was previously employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Lisa Redden became secretary for the Regional Professional Development Center in September. Previously, she worked as the director secretary at the Northwest Technical School director secretary for 29 years.

Lisa Redden

Angela Shackelford began work as a custodian in November. She was previously employed at the Maryville Treatment Center.

Bailey Smith began work as an admissions representative in October and recruits in central and southwest Missouri. Previously, she worked for Group Homes Association of Nodaway County. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northwest in corporate recreation and wellness.

Bailey Smith

Craig Spire began work as custodian in August. He was employed previously at Kawasaki.

Jacquelyn Wilmes began work as a custodian in November. She was previously employed at Dollar General in Maryville.

Jacquelyn Wilmes

Matt Woolery began work Jan. 7 as a web designer in the Office of University Marketing and Communication. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Northwest and plans to finish his master’s degree in applied computer science this spring.

Matthew Woolery

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