Mr. Michael Gurley, M.S.Ed

Health Sciences Strand Coordinator

Master of Science in Education, Northwest Missouri State University, Teacher Leadership

Office: Plaster Hall, Suite 111
Phone: 417-625-3063



Ms. Debra Schow-Smith, M.S.Ed

Business Strand Coordinator

Master of Science in Education, Missouri Southern State University, Curriculum & Instruction
Master of Professional Studies, Missouri State University, Applied Communication
Graduate Certificate, Missouri State University, Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Ms. Schow-Smith joined the MOSO CAPS program in August 2022 with 16 years of marketing and public relations experience and 10 years of human resources and higher ed knowledge. She has worked in industry and education throughout her career, helping to support efforts to create paths that effectively fill the workplace pipeline with prepared and qualified personnel. As an HR professional she understands the struggle of finding capable employees and as a marketer and educator she is aware of the need to immerse students in learning environments that help build relationships designed to enhance their future career paths.

During her professional career Schow-Smith has worked for the Girl Scout Council of the Ozark Area as their Director of Communications (1997-2001), the Carthage Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Member Services (2002-2007), LEGO Education North America as the Market Communications Coordinator (2007-2012), Crowder College as the grant-funded Internship Coordinator (2012-2013), Graham Packaging as the Administrative Specialist (2013-2016), and Missouri Southern State University as the HR Generalist & Training Specialist (2016-2022).

Office: Plaster Hall, Suite 111
Phone: 417-625-9680