March 21, 2017
Northwest Missouri State University Provost Dr. Timothy Mottet was honored March 2 by his alma mater, William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, with a Citation of Achievement for his professional success.
William Jewell’s annual Excellence in Education Banquet, now in its 73rd year, celebrates Northland education and honors teachers, administrative staff, volunteers and businesses who support the nine school districts and five higher education institutions in Kansas City’s Northland area. The banquet, which is believed to be the largest of its kind honoring educators in Missouri, acknowledges the role education plays in the economic development and quality of life in the area.
The banquet annually honors three William Jewell alumni. Mottet earned his bachelor’s degree in communication in 1984 at the college.
Northwest named Mottet its chief academic officer in 2014. Under his leadership, Northwest has reorganized its academic structure, revised its general education curriculum and opened Northwest-Kansas City at the Northland Innovation Campus, a 90,000 square-foot research and education complex in Gladstone, Missouri.
Prior to transitioning to Northwest’s administration, Mottet had been dean of fine arts and communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, since 2011. Mottet worked for the University of Texas-Pan America in Edinburg, Texas, from 2007 to 2011, serving as a professor, endowed chair in communication, and assistant chair and chair of the Department of Communication. Between 1999 and 2007, Mottet held assistant professor and associate professor roles in the Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University.
Mottet’s nearly 20 years of experience in higher education also includes teaching and extensive scholarship and research activities.
He also has a master’s degree in mass communication from Boston University and an education doctorate in communication and learning/higher education from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.V.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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