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The Office of Academic Affairs, led by Interim Provost, Dr. Doug Davenport, ensures the quality and integrity of all academic programs. Here you will find access to the information and resources that make up the university’s rich academic life. At Missouri Western, students’ experiences inside and outside the classroom are seamlessly integrated in an environment where faculty, staff and students live, learn and serve the broader community.

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GEOGRAPHY SPEAKER SERIES

For the Interdisciplinary Nature of Geography Speaker Series, Dr. Michael Allen, assistant professor of geography in the Department of Political Science and Geography at Old Dominion University, gave a talk on April 8 entitled, “Making Climate Change a Dining Table Discourse.” This event was sponsored by the MWSU Foundation, the Department of Biology, Tri-Beta Honor Society, MWSU SGA, Geography Club, the Department of History & Geography and the Population Health Program.

HGPR ANNUAL SCHOLARS’ DAY

The Departments of History and Geography and Philosophy and Religion (HPGR) held their third annual HGPR Scholars’ Day on April 12. This mini-conference was a celebration of the students in HGPR and the fine work they do for the university.

HONOR CHOIR

The MWSU choral program, under the direction of Dr. Elise Hepworth, hosted 400 middle and high school students from 41 area schools on Monday, April 8 in the Fulkerson Center. The middle school clinician is Mr. Stephen Rew, director of choirs from Raymore-Peculiar high school. The high school clinician is Dr. Elise Hepworth, director of choral activities at MWSU. The day-long clinic culminated with a concert. The MWSU Concert Chorale and MWSU Chamber Singers were also featured on the evening’s program.

MARSEF

Wes Moore, Co-Director of the Mid-America Regional Science and Engineering Fair (MARSEF), assisted in hosting and judging the regional fair in Agenstein Hall. The Grand Award winner, Isabella Wiebelt-Smith from Central High School, will represent our region at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona in May. Wes Moore and the four current officers of the MWSU Student Chapter of Associated General Contractors attended the 100th Annual AGC Convention in Denver, MO.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Douglas Davenport

Dr. Douglas Davenport
Interim Provost &
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Jeanne Daffron

Dr. Jeanne Daffron
Special Consultant to 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