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Oct. 13, 2020

Chloupek reappointed to state board for geographic naming


Dr. Brett Chloupek

Dr. Brett Chloupek

Dr. Brett Chloupek, an assistant professor of geography at Northwest Missouri State University, has been reappointed by Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft to the Missouri Board on Geographic Names (MOBGN).

MOBGN is responsible for coordinating place-naming activity involving local, state and federal agencies. In so doing, the board oversees the naming and renaming of geographic features within the state of Missouri. It provides uniformity in geographic nomenclature throughout the state and retains the expressed historic and cultural significance of such names associated with Missouri's geography.

The board consists of professionals representing various state agencies and private citizens representing the various regions of Missouri. Chloupek represents northwest Missouri.

Chloupek joined the Northwest faculty in 2013 and teaches coursework focused on the geography of Europe, Asia and Latin America as well as map investigation and political geography. He owns a bachelor’s degree in geography and computer information systems from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, a master’s degree in geography and a certificate in geographic information system from Oklahoma State University, and his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Kansas.


Media contact:

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