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June 11, 2020

Northwest-Kansas City announces Washam as next director

Amy Washam

Amy Washam

Amy Washam has been named the next director of Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City in an effort to grow the University’s Kansas City footprint with a focus on leading student recruitment and outreach efforts for the Bachelor of Applied Sciences, completion and dual credit programs.

Washam transitions to the director role after serving as assistant director of Northwest-Kansas City since 2015. Dr. Jay Johnson, Northwest’s associate provost for academic operations and development, has served as Northwest-Kansas City’s interim director since the February 2019 retirement of former director Dr. Neil Nuttall.

“Amy is an enthusiastic leader who is ready to take our Kansas City facility to the next level,” Johnson said. “She has the experience in building partnerships that align with the University’s mission, and we are excited to see Northwest-Kansas City flourish under Amy’s leadership.”

As assistant director, Washam was responsible for coordinating the University’s dual credit program and hiring of adjunct instructors to teach at Northwest-Kansas City as well as assisting with the center’s operations.

Washam, who has held various roles with the University since 2006, has a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology, both from Northwest.

She also is a member of the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce, serving as its vice president of education and receiving its Chairman’s Choice Award earlier this year in appreciation for her work with the organization. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Gladstone Economic Betterment Council.

Northwest-Kansas City, which is located at the Northland Innovation Campus in Gladstone, offers opportunities to complete undergraduate completion programs in applied science, business, marketing, communication, education, health science, psychology and technology. Northwest-Kansas City also provides client-based training and partners with a variety of organizations to offer credit, non-credit and continuing education professional development opportunities.

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