University of Missouri Extension Family Financial Education Specialist Dr. Cynthia Crawford will be changing roles as of January 2nd.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Crawford:

Dr. Cynthia Crawford

Crawford says KMZU has been a large part of her career over the past 27 years. “I was incredibly lucky when Mike Carter came to the Carroll County Extension Center and asked me to consider doing some work with the radio station,”said Crawford,” I jumped at the opportunity and have recorded almost 4,000 one-minute radio cuts.”

According to Crawford, this allowed her message to become even more wide-spread.  “With the partnership of KMZU and the Carter family, we have reached millions of people with quality financial education,” said Crawford,” This includes individuals that may not have had the opportunity to attend our workshops.  I think that families’ personal finances our such a critical part of our everyday lives and I am so grateful for the opportunities KMZU provided to deliver our messages.”

According to Crawford, she will now serve as director of donor education for the organization.  “It’s always been important to my husband and me to remain in rural Missouri and so we will be continuing to live in the Marshall area,” said Crawford,” My professional role, however, is changing and it’s an exciting one.  After 30 years, it’s not necessarily easily to make change, but I’m always encouraging other to do that, so now it’s my turn.”

A replacement has not yet been named for her position, but one is expected.