Naccarato serves as director of government and community relationsPittsburg State University President Steve Scott announced in June the appointment of Shawn Naccarato as the university’s first director of government and community relations.

The position encompasses all duties currently held by the university’s legislative liaison and expands those duties to include both federal initiatives and community relations. Naccarato reports directly to the president and works closely with the university’s Classified Senate.

“Pittsburg State has a long history of working with local and state officials for the benefit of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Scott. “Having a dedicated liaison for all levels of civic engagement will help us build upon our already strong relationships to create new opportunities for our university, as well as our region.”

Naccarato joined PSU’s Office of University Development in 2001, serving as director of planned giving. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Pittsburg State, a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Truman School of Public Affairs.

He is the past president of the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals, a member of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee, and a board member of Pittsburg Rotary.