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March 4, 2019

Business magazine recognizes Jasinski as ‘Icon of Education’

Dr. John Jasinski

Dr. John Jasinski

Dr. John Jasinski, president of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, has been named a 2019 Icon of Education in the February edition of Ingram’s business magazine.

In an interview published by the magazine, Jasinski reflected on Northwest’s performance excellence and fiscal stewardship as well as how his memories of growing up in Flint, Michigan, shape his approach.

To read the Ingram’s article, click here.

The magazine noted the honorees “have demonstrated exceptional, lifelong commitment to improving the lives of their students, and by extension, the health” of the Kansas City region for decades to come.

Other honorees in the magazine’s Class of 2019 included Dr. Carl Cleveland III, president at Cleveland University Kansas City; Vicki Schwinke, vice president of academic affairs at State Technical College of Missouri; Kevin Eichner, chancellor at Ottawa University; Frank Einhellig, provost at Missouri State University; Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor at Ozarks Technical Community College; Dr. Sandy Hutchinson, a professor at the University of Central Missouri; Betty Drees, president of the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research; Dr. Betty Walizer, professor of teacher education at Fort Hays State University; and Carol Strickland, director of the National Teachers Hall of Fame at Emporia State University.

In addition to his service Northwest’s 10th president, Jasinski recently was elected by his peers to serve as a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Board of Directors. He 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. Jasinski serves on the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s Board of Overseers, the Kansas City Area Development Council and on the advisory team of the commissioner for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. He recently was named chair of the MIAA’s risk management task force.


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