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Two educators with ties to
William Woods University
recently received awards for
their contributions to the field of
education. The recipients were
Jim Head
, the director of
administrative field experience
at WWU, and
, a WWU graduate.
Head received the Bob Howell
Award from the Missouri
Association of Secondary
School Principals (MASSP)
for his contributions to the youth and schools of Missouri,
and to the area of school administration.
Head has more than 31 years of experience as a teacher and
administrator in Missouri’s public schools, and has been at
William Woods University for the last seven years. As part of
his job, he travels across the state working with interns,
visiting cohorts, and observing classes.
MASSP awarded Harwood the Assistant Principal of the
Year Award. She graduated from William Woods University
in 2008 with a Master of Education degree, and returned
to the university to get her Educational Specialist degree in
2011. She is the assistant principal at Eldon High School,
in Eldon, Mo.
WWU graduate, administrator
receive education awards
By Erin Crooks ’12
Jim Head
And the new name is …
Graduate and Professional Studies has undergone a name
change, and is now known as the Graduate College and
the Undergraduate College-Evening Program. The revision
was requested by an outside entity.
A familiar face is back as the
dean of business for the Graduate
David Forster
added that title to his duties
as chair of the business and
economics division and
associate professor of business
and economics for the
Undergraduate College. He
previously served as dean
from 2006 to 2007.
Forster earned his Bachelor of
Science degree in education at
Southwest Missouri State University in 1972 and his Master of
Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lincoln University
in 1983.
From 1974 to 1979, he taught and coached at Jefferson City
Senior High School, and from 1979 to 1981, he worked at
Forster-Johnson, Inc. Forster joined the William Woods
University faculty in 1981, and was named Pi Kappa Alpha's
Outstanding Faculty Member in 2008.
Forster’s areas of expertise are marketing, entrepreneurship,
salesmanship, and advertising. He has done consulting work
for several private companies and public agencies in Missouri
and Oklahoma, and he has served as an events judge for high
school and college DECA, a student business organization.
He can be reached at
or 573-592-4381.
Forster Named Dean of Business
for Graduate College
By Erin Crooks ’12
David Forster