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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

May 3, 2019

Magazine names administrator among ’50 Missourians’ to know

Dr. Greg Haddock

Dr. Greg Haddock

Dr. Greg Haddock, the associate provost of graduate studies and special programs at Northwest Missouri State University, was featured recently in Ingram’s business magazine as two of the “50 Missourians You Should Know.”

The magazine’s profile of Haddock addresses his advocacy for state-supported education and Northwest’s work to increase and diversify its enrollment. The University’s international population has risen by 84 percent since Haddock began his leadership of Northwest’s Graduate School in 2010, while degree-seeking graduate students have increased by 58 percent and online students have increased by 358 percent.

“I appreciate working in an environment that makes decisions based on information and strives to continuously improve every single year,” Haddock told the magazine. “I have never felt that any of the last 23 years was a repeat of the previous year.”

Haddock began his work at Northwest in 1996 and has served in a variety of administrative roles at the University, moving into his current role in 2016. As a faculty member until 2010, he served as Faculty Senate president and as chair of the geology and geography department.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree from the University of Idaho, both in geography. He has a bachelor’s degree in music and geography from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Additionally, Jason McDowell, a Northwest alumnus who serves as the principal and acting superintendent for the Northeast Nodaway RV School District, was profiled within the Ingram’s feature.

Ingram’s highlighted McDowell’s work as an educator in northwest Missouri as well as his service as a member of the Maryville City Council since 2015, including two one-year terms as mayor. He was involved in the development of the Mozingo Lake Conference Center, the initiation of a Maryville transient guest tax that provides support for Northwest’s Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse and the renewal of a capital improvement plan tax that will help the city build a new public safety facility and revamp South Main Street.

“My intent has always been to better my community,” he told Ingram’s. “I have been passionate about several initiatives over the years with the goal of progress for the city of Maryville.”

McDowell earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwest in 2003 and returned to complete his master’s degree in education in 2010. He began his career as a teacher in the Maryville R-II School District, where he also served as an administrator. Northeast Nodaway named him its assistant principal in 2016, and the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals honored McDowell in 2018 as Exemplary New Principal.

In addition to educators and public servants, this year’s “50 Missourians” include philanthropists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, lawyers, athletes and farmers. According to the magazine, “50 Missourians You Should Know” honors high-achieving Missouri residents who possess character and integrity with unique interests beyond their business interests.

Other Northwest staff members and alumni featured by Ingram’s, since it began annually profiling “50 Missourians You Should Know” in 2011, have included Larry Lee, the retired director of Northwest’s Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation; Gene Dorrel, the former general manager of United Electric Cooperative; Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel; University Police Chief Dr. Clarence Green; and Dr. Juanita Simmons, who retired this year as Northwest’s vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

To read the Ingram’s feature and view the complete list of “50 Missourians You Should Know,” click here.


For more information, please contact:

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

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