NAPW Inducts Amanda Alexander, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Amanda Alexander, Ph.D. selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to welcome Amanda into this exceptional group of professional women. She is a great example of how education and passion can lead to new pathways to success.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Dr. Amanda Alexander as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in education. With more than 775,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

“I’m pleased to welcome Amanda into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “She is a great example of how education and passion can lead to new pathways to success.”

What sets Dr. Amanda Alexander apart as a dedicated Assistant Professor is the outstanding depth of knowledge and the inspiring creativity she brings to her university. With her extensive experience as a student and now employee, she knows the ins and outs of the University of Missouri from different viewpoints. Through sheer will and hard work, Dr. Alexander has built a strong foundation that continues to secure her reputation as an honest, capable and caring educator.

Specializing in event planning, teaching, media and volunteer motivation, Dr. Alexander is extremely involved with the university, which specializes in higher education. She teaches Introduction to Hospitality Management, Hotel Organization and Structure, Current Issues in Meeting and Event Management, Field Experience in Hospitality Management and Special Events Management at the university.

Dr. Alexander has obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, a Master’s in Hospitality Management and her Ph.D. in Hospitality Management, all from the University of Missouri. She additionally earned a minor in college in Teaching with her Ph.D., and successfully obtained her Certification in Online Education from Mizzou. She is currently involved with ISES, CMAA and Eta Sigma Delta. Drawn to and passionate about charitable organizations, Dr. Alexander is a supporter of No Kill Columbia, Sexual Assault Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness.

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor’s, University of Missouri, Hotel and Restaurant Management; Master’s, University of Missouri, Hospitality Management; Ph.D., University of Missouri, Hospitality Management; Teaching in Excellence at the University of Missouri (2013)

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