WWU President Receives First Lady Award in Education


Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, president of William Woods University accepts her award as the inaugural First Lady in Education from Gov. Matt Blunt and First Lady Melanie Blunt. The Governor’s wife created the First Lady Awards to celebrate history-making Missouri women in five categories as part of Women’s History Month. The nominees and recipients were honored at a ceremony March 11 at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. Barnett has been president of William Woods since 1990. As president, she has led the management team in the development of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults, transition from college to university status, and transition from single-sex to coeducational enrollment.