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March 10, 2023

Northwest Board of Regents to meet March 16, introduce next University president

Northwest Missouri State University's Board of Regents will meet Thursday, March 16, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom at the University’s Maryville campus.

The Board will meet at 1 p.m. for its regular session. The tentative meeting agenda is accessible at

Prior to the regular session, at 11:30 a.m., Regents will formally introduce Northwest’s next president, Dr. Lance Tatum, during a news conference that also is open to the public. Tatum will begin his tenure at Northwest on June 1.

The tentative agenda for the regular Board session includes a vote to close part of the meeting pursuant to R.S. MO 610.021(1)(2)(3)(13). After any closed session, the Board, at its discretion, may decide to go back into an open session to discuss old business or raise new items as individual members deem appropriate.

The Board of Regents is responsible for sound resource management of the University and for determining general, educational and financial policies.


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215