Roger L. Pugh
Roger Pugh left an imprint on Northwest Missouri State University as the institution’s dean of enrollment management from 1994 to 2000. At Northwest, Pugh oversaw the University’s offices of Admissions, Financial Assistance and Career Services. During the course of a 36-year career, he also worked in secondary education and spent time at institutions in Montana, Washington, California and Missouri.
Northwest student ambassadors embody the friendly campus by conducting tours with about 2,700 families per year, help facilitate Green and White Visit Days, assist with scholarship and department open house days, and actively participate in Northwest online chats and student blogs.
Applicants are selected after a two-part interview process, and selected students must go through a trimester-long training program before they are approved to conduct tours on their own. These campus representatives also must maintain at least a 2.9 grade-point average and may serve as student ambassadors for the duration of their enrollment at Northwest.
Northwest student ambassadors are an integral part in the recruitment of high school and transfer students, and their ability to showcase the campus while discussing the benefits of attending Northwest make a strong impression on families considering the University.
Pugh lives in Maryville and maintains a strong connection with Northwest and his former colleagues. He also continues to consult with higher education institutions regarding their processes.
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