Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Melinda Moss has joined its local board of directors in Joplin, Mo.

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Moss is superintendent for Joplin Schools, a position she has held since 2016. Moss has 27 years of educational experience, including more than seven spent as the superintendent for Harrison (Ark.) School District. She also taught special education in Republic, served as a guidance counselor at Spokane and Springfield and was middle school principal in Reeds Spring.

“Arvest is thrilled to have Melinda join our board of directors,” said Chad Evans, Arvest bank president in the Joplin region. “Our school systems play a vital part of the continued growth and prosperity in our region, and Melinda’s leadership and perspective will help us stay focused on making a positive impact on our next generations of leaders. She also will strengthen our connections to the communities we serve and is a great fit with the rest of our board – a strong group of local leaders that help guide and direct our efforts.”

Moss earned a bachelor’s degree in in finance and banking from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling – as well as special education certification – from Missouri State University. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Saint Louis University.

Moss and her husband, Greg, live in Joplin. They have two adult sons and one grandson.