Friday Northwest Missouri State University announced Dr. Jamie Hooyman will serve as its next provost.
Hooyman (pronounced HOY-man), who was serving as the University’s interim provost, becomes the first woman to be named provost in Northwest’s history and begins her new role immediately.
As the University’s chief academic officer, Hooyman will oversee learning, academic quality and student success. She will lead the development and assessment of academic programming in partnership with Jasinski, the Board of Regents, the Northwest Leadership Team, faculty, staff, and students. Through vision, creativity and vibrant leadership in alignment with the University’s strategic plan and its central focus on profession-based learning, Hooyman will ensure Northwest leads the way in student academic success.
“Dr. Hooyman assumes leadership of academics at an exciting time in Northwest’s evolution, and her background, skills and abilities are a perfect match for where we are and where we are heading,” Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said. “With an emphasis on profession-based learning, innovation and selling the Northwest brand, we are excited to have Jamie’s collaborative style leading the way – a style that incorporates unwavering integrity, high expectations, incredible tenacity and a proactive ability to tackle tough issues.”