Dr. Fred Czerwonka, St. Joseph School District Superintendent

Dr. Fred Czerwonka, superintendent of the St. Joseph School District, will be the guest speaker at Missouri Western State University’s Eggs and Issues at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Fulkerson Center. The breakfast is free, but reservations are required. Call 816-271-5646 by Monday, Sept. 9.

Dr. Czerwonka’s speech is titled “What is Your Why?” and will explore those who have impacted our lives and the lives we impact.

Dr. Czerwonka became superintendent of the St. Joseph School District this summer after serving four years as superintendent of West Plains R-VII Schools in West Plains, Mo. He also served as assistant superintendent and middle school principal in West Plains and as a high school principal in Alton, Mo. In total, Dr. Czerwonka has 21 years of education experience, including 13 as an administrator. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Freed Hardeman University, specialist and doctorate degrees from St. Louis University, and attended the Leadership Institute for Superintendents at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Since 1988, the Eggs and Issues Speaker Series has provided a community educational forum that encourages the exchange of ideas on current topics. It is sponsored by the Missouri Western State University Foundation.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.