Northwest Missouri State gets new president

Friday, May 22, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

MARYVILLE — A university vice president from Michigan has been named president of Northwest Missouri State University.

The Board of Regents announced the selection of John Jasinski on Thursday. He will be formally introduced at a news conference Friday on the Maryville campus.

Jasinski will be the university's 10th president. He has been executive vice president and chief academic and operating officer at Northwood University in Midland, Mich., since 2007.

Jasinski was an administrator and faculty member at Northwest Missouri State from 1986 to 2001. He served as associate provost and chair of the mass communication department.