Board of Governors
Truman State University
Nancy Gingrich, Clarence, Mo.
Nancy Gingrich of Clarence, Mo., is a career educator who has been involved with instruction at every level. She taught high school health and physical education, gifted education for grades K-12 and was an adjunct instructor for Moberly Area Community College.
An alumna of the University, Gingrich graduated from Truman in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She also earned a master’s degree in education with a specialty in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri.
Gingrich has extensive connections to northeast Missouri. She first moved to the area from Washington, D.C., when her father, Dr. Harold Copenhaver, was offered a position at the University. Following her husband Jim’s Army service, the couple settled in Clarence. In addition to her teaching credentials, Gingrich served as the mentoring coordinator for the Macon/Shelby County Juvenile Office and has given presentations on “Powerful Learning” across the country. Among her volunteer activities, Gingrich is a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization, where she served as the Missouri state president. She also spent time on the international board of the Educational Loan Fund.
Gingrich was appointed to the Board in June 2019.