FULTON, Mo. (KMIZ)
The William Woods University Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Jeremy Moreland as the 13th president of the university.
“I am humbled and honored to become president of William Woods University and am excited to have the opportunity to play a role in shaping the future of this historic institution,” said Dr. Moreland in a release. “It will be my honor to work closely with the trustees, faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors, and friends of the University to continue to uphold the highest standards of excellence and integrity, delivered in an environment that promotes academic freedom and inclusion.”
Moreland, 49, is the current provost and chief academic officer at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Moreland will officially succeed Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett on Oct. 1, 2021. Barnett was president for 31 years.
“Just a year after our University marked the milestone of the 150th anniversary of its founding, today we begin a new era for William Woods with the appointment of Dr. Moreland as our new president,” board of trustees Chair Romaine Seguin said in a release. “An outstanding and visionary leader, Dr. Moreland understands and appreciates the value of professions-based, student-oriented universities like William Woods, having devoted his impressive career to the success and inclusion of all students, progressive education, and scholarship. He is just the individual to lead William Woods to new heights in achieving our academic mission.”