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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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PLAYGROUND MAP

On May 4, the Geography Club painted a U.S. map on the playground at Pickett Elementary School. The Playground Map Project was made possible through the generous support of the Lowe’s Hometown Heroes Program, the Missouri Western Student Government Association, Dunkin Donuts of St. Joseph and donations from Missouri Western students, staff and faculty to the Playground Map Project Fund.

 

GRADUATION CEREMONIES

The Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony was held outside at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, on Craig Field at Spratt Memorial Stadium for more than 500 graduates of Missouri Western State University. All students, graduate and undergraduate, were presented with a diploma cover and a congratulatory letter from Dr. Vartabedian. The Alumni Association held a reception for graduates, their friends and family following the ceremony. Two graduating seniors, Bailey Ketcham and Eugenia Wallace gave the student commencement address to the graduates. The International Student Farewell and Sash Ceremony was held on May 3 in the Enright Community Room. Graduating international students were presented with a sash of their country of citizenship. Exchange students received a certificate of appreciation. The Graduate Hooding Ceremony was held the evening of Friday, May 3, in the Fulkerson Center. Graduate students completing their Master’s degree received their hoods symbolic of their degree. Students were hooded by their advisor or a faculty member. The Nurse Pinning Ceremony, the Physical Therapist Assistant Pinning Ceremony, and the Health Information Management Pinning Ceremony were all held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in different locations on campus.

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