Deborah A. Roach, of Grant City, Missouri, has been appointed to the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents by Gov. Mike Parson.

Roach must be confirmed by the Missouri Senate when it reconvenes in January 2020 for her appointment to become official and may begin serving immediately afterward.

Roach is to fill the seat of John Richmond, of Albany, Missouri, for a term scheduled to end Jan. 1, 2025. Richmond’s seat expired Jan. 1 of this year.

Roach currently serves as officer-in-charge of the Grant City Post Office and postmaster at Sheridan. She is executive vice president of the Missouri Chapter of the United Postmasters and Managers of America and was Missouri Postmaster of the Year in 2013.

Roach is in her 10th year as the Grant City mayor and also has served as an alderman on the city council for nine years prior. She is in her 28th year as president of Grant City Community Betterment and her 26th year as chair of the Northwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District.

She also serves on the boards of the Missouri Community Betterment Program and the Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation Group.

Northwest’s press release announcing Roach’s appointment describes its nine-member Board of Regents as responsible for resource management of the university and determining general, educational and financial policies.

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