Lyle Rowland is a native of Taney County, where he resides with his wife of 34 years, Glenda, on the family farm in Cedarcreek year around. They have two children, Holly and Laura, and 7 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, raising cattle, hunting, fishing, and playing golf.
After graduating from Forsyth High School in 1971, he went to The School of the Ozarks, where he studied Agriculture. He earned his BS and M. Ed. in Ag Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. His Specialist in Educational Administration was received at SMSU in 1989. He taught Agriculture for 10 years at Forsyth High School before accepting the Superintendent position at Taneyville in 1986. He retired in 2006 after 31 years in Education.
His career as a school administrator has given him extensive experience with budgets and other financial matters. He has a special ability to connect with people and spent years doing what was best for the students in his school and the members of his community. He is a natural leader; and, as such, has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including Outstanding Rural Administrator (1997), Missouri K-8 School Superintendent of the Year (2005), and Outstanding Emeritus Educator (2010).
Rowland says, "My belief in family values has been passed on to me by my parents, Tom & Mildred Rowland. My father was born in Ozark County near Longrun; my mother in Taney County near Cedarcreek. My father was one of fifteen children. Hard work was a survival tool for him. He was a World War II veteran and a German POW survivor. My mother graduated from the School of the Ozarks, now College of the Ozarks, when it was just a high school. They would have been married 67 years had my dad lived to their anniversary. I still enlist my mother’s advice from time to time. She still lives on our family farm and will turn 90 years young this year.
"Both of my parents’ families were firm believers in the sound family values of Faith, loyalty, honesty, patience, cooperation, courage, respect and responsibility. I believe that I have lived my life and pray that the lives of my children and grandchildren will continue in practicing and living these solid family values."
Lyle Rowland is a Hardworking Man with Solid Conservative Family Values and Beliefs, and has a Solid Reputation of Leadership and Community Involvement. Lyle will never lose touch with the patrons of the 155th District. He will use these SOLID Values to guide him.
Pictured above, Lyle Rowland and the Full House, being sworn in.
Representative Lyle Rowland flipped pancakes in the third floor rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol during the annual Serving Up Tourism pancake breakfast. Nearly 90 lawmakers participated in the annual pancake breakfast, serving pancakes to 700 people in a three-hour period. Travel is an $11.4 billion industry in Missouri, hosting more than 35.8 million visitors in 2010. In addition to generating $638 million in state tax revenues in 2010, tourism serves an an economic generator, stimulating the local economies of cities and towns throughout the state. Tourism consistently ranks among the top three industries in Missouri.