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Northwest Missouri State University


About Us

The Office of the Provost promotes collaboration across the University and oversees policies and initiatives that shape the academic life of the University as a whole. In coordination with academic deans, directors and faculty, the Office of the Provost is responsible for advancing the University's mission through the administration of academic programs and the management of academic administrative and support services.


Jamie Hooyman, Ed.D.

Interim Provost 

Dr. Hooyman

Dr. Jamie Hooyman was named interim provost in June 2017 and she oversees all  academic programs at the University. Dr. Hooyman was named vice provost in May 2016.  Her responsibilities as Vice Provost include serving as the liaison officer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), serving as curriculum liaison with Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE), and administering academic program review. 

She comes to Northwest from North Central Missouri College where she had been since 2006, including the last two years as vice president of institutional effectiveness. Her professional experience also includes service as a faculty member at the University of Central Oklahoma. She earned her doctorate of education in human performance from Oklahoma State University.

She also has an associate degree from North Central, a bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in education from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Hooyman as assists the provost in supporting six school directors, collaborates with the provost and leadership councils on development of new and proposed academic policies, and also monitors and tracks curriculum proposals.