University Foundation Board of Directors
Geraldine (Toth) Ready
(Toth) Ready is a daughter of John and Virginia Toth of Foristell, Mo.
She is a 1965 graduate of Wentzville High School and a 1970 graduate of
Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University).
She graduated from Truman State University with a bachelor of science
degree in business administration and a minor in economics.
Upon graduation, she began her business career with JCPenney Inc. During
her 37 1/2 year career with JCPenney she held several assignments
including Distribution manager, assistant buyer and inventory manager
before her final assignment as project manager in the information
systems and development area where she assisted in the development and
implementation of several user applications. During this assignment she
also created user manuals for the applications and facilitated training
sessions for all of the applications users. Since retirement at the end
of 2007, she and her husband, Michael, have enjoyed retirement in Sun
City Center, Fla.
Geraldine has been an active Truman State University alumnus for the
last 20 years. She has worked with other alumni to build and grow the
Truman State University Alumni Chapter in Dallas, Texas, where she held
the office of secretary/treasurer for many years before her retirement
and move from Texas to Florida. During her work with the Dallas Alumni
Chapter, she served three years as the Dallas representative on the
Truman State University Alumni Board of Directors.
Geraldine and her twin sister, Jeannette (Toth) Harris, have funded an
annual scholarship for the past 10 years, and Geraldine and her husband,
Michael, are members of the Joseph Baldwin Society and the John R Kirk
Society. In 2006 Geraldine received the Truman Alumni Distinguished
Geraldine has remained active with Truman State University since her
retirement in 2007. In 2010, she co-chaired the "Bright Minds
Bright Futures" kickoff event in Tampa, Fla., where she told those
gathered that "the most important thing we can do in life is grow our
students, increase their opportunities, and cultivate our alumni to help
in the process of their growth."
Geraldine attributes her success to a supportive family, a great
elementary and secondary education (where many of her teachers were NMSU/Truman
graduates) and a sound college experience that prepared her for the real
world work force. She says that she has used every aspect of her college
education experience in her career at JCPenney and her work in the
communities in which she has lived.