R.G. Kirby Joins Central Methodist Board
The newest member of the Central Methodist University Board of Trustees probably understands what makes the institution "tick" about as well as anyone.
After all, R.G. Kirby of Fayette was Director of Plant Operations from 2004 until he retired in June 2011. It was his job to make sure the physical plant at the university ran as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Now, as the 34th member of CMU's governing board, he?ll help assure the university continues to run properly - though from a substantially different perspective.
"I look forward to working with a very talented Board of Trustees advancing the mission of CMU," Kirby said.
"We are honored that R.G. Kirby has agreed to serve on our Board of Trustees as we know that he will bring exceptional wisdom and perspective to this role," CMU President Marianne Inman said. "We are pleased that he continues to be an important member of the Central family."
Kirby began his four-year term on the CMU Board in August. Though retired from CMU, he remains active along with his wife Marilyn as owner/operator of farms near Fayette. They have two daughters, Shelly of Kansas City and Shannon of Charlotte, N.C. Kirby grew up in the Fayette area and graduated from high school there.
He went on to obtain his bachelor's degree from the former Central Missouri State University, and has graduate degrees from that institution as well a doctorate in school administration from the University of Missouri. Kirby also did advanced environmental training at the University of Kansas.
An Army veteran, Kirby taught school in Concordia, then spent 11 years as a school superintendent at Higbee (1975-79) and Pleasant Hope (1979-86). He spent fourteen and a half years as executive director and assistant superintendent for the Raytown School District before joining CMU.
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