Douglas DavenportWelcome!

It is my privilege to serve as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In that role, I am the Chief Academic Officer and responsible to ensure the quality and integrity of all academic programs. At Missouri Western, student experiences inside and outside the classroom are seamlessly integrated in an environment where faculty, staff and students live, learn and serve the broader community. Applied learning is our statewide mission and the foundation for everything we do.

Our office supports a wide variety of functions on the Missouri Western campus and on this page you can find information and resources to assist in connecting you to the university’s rich academic life.

I am so glad you stopped by our site. Please reach out to me at if I can assist you in any way.

Kind regards,
Douglas Davenport, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


News & Events


A special welcome to President Wilson, new faculty, and new staff members!

On Monday, August 19th, all employees will meet in Fulkerson Center at 9:00 a.m. for General Session with Missouri Western’s President Matt Wilson. The week will be full of activities including a picnic, campus beautification, and even working with students to Griff Up downtown! The culmination of the week will be the students participating in a celebration Sunday evening, August 25th. There will be tailgating, New Student Convocation, and the traditional student/employee walk to the Clock Tower. If you have any questions, please call Academic Affairs at 271-4364.

2019 Plan Week Agenda
2019 New Faculty Orientation Agenda
2019 Faculty Senate Plan Day
New Faculty and Staff

Annual Family Picnic
Faculty Senate Luncheon

Meet Our Team

Dr. Douglas Davenport

Dr. Douglas Davenport
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Yen To

Dr. Yen To
Director of Assessment & Accreditation
(816) 271-4548

Steve Saffell

Steve Saffell
Institutional Research Analyst
(816) 271-4275

Jennie McDonald

Jennie McDonald
Executive Administrative Associate
(816) 271-4234

Carolyn Schindler

Carolyn Schindler
Administrative Coordinator
(816) 271-4364