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May 16, 2013St. Joseph, MO | By: Coffey
A former president of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph died Tuesday.
According a release from Missouri Western, Dr. Janet Murphy McCarthy passed away in Massachusetts. Dr. Murphy McCarthy was president of Missouri Western from 1983 through 2000. She was the first woman to lead a four-year college in the state of Missouri after previously serving as acting chancellor of the Massachusetts State College System and president Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. Details concerning services and memorials will be announced later.