ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Missouri announced the appointment of Brent McCoy to the WGU Missouri Advisory Board. As a private, nonprofit institution established by the state of Missouri, WGU Missouri works in partnership with its parent institution, Western Governors University. The Advisory Board is comprised of individuals who reside in Missouri and provide guidance on the most effective ways the university can meet the core mission of economic development in the state.
"We are so pleased to have Brent join our Advisory Board during this time of exciting growth for the university," said Dr. Angie Besendorfer, WGU Missouri Chancellor. "Brent has established a prolific professional career that is matched by his commitment to the Springfield community. He will undoubtedly be a great asset to promoting our mission in the state."
McCoy is currently the Vice President, Business Development & Commercial Lending for OakStar Bank. Previously, he served as Vice President, Membership with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce from 2006–2015. Prior to the Chamber, Brent spent years in association management working with an executive management company which managed three professional membership associations.
McCoy serves locally on the Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors and will be the 2016 president of the board. He is the past president of the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise; member of the Springfield Business Journal's 2010 40 Under 40 class of honorees; and was recognized by the Springfield Business Journal as one of their 2014 Men of the Year.
He is a cum laude graduate of Missouri State University and Institute for Organization Management graduate with the University of Arizona.
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WGU Missouri is a competency-based, online university created to expand access to higher education for Missouri residents. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Missouri faculty members serve as mentors, working one-on-one with students, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction.
Established through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Missouri is open to all qualified Missouri residents. The university is nonprofit and self-sustaining on flat-rate tuition of about $6,000 per year for most programs.
Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*).
More information is available at missouri.wgu.edu or by calling 855.948.8493.
*Western Governors University offers nursing programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 5380, Washington DC 20036, 202-877-6791).
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