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Academic Affairs

Harris named dean of Science and Health

2021-08-23T15:41:46-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Academic Affairs, Campus News, College of Science and Health|

Harris named dean of Science and Health Dr. Crystal Harris has been named dean of the College of Science and Health. She has served as interim dean since the college was created one year ago. “Dr. Harris has served Missouri Western with distinction for more than [...]

Provost retires; interim replacement named

2021-08-23T15:36:45-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Academic Affairs, Administration, Campus News|

Dr. Doug Davenport Dr. Doug Davenport, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Missouri Western State University, retired June 30, 2021. “During a time of transition and unprecedented challenge, Doug has provided outstanding leadership,” said Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Missouri Western’s president. “Not only is [...]

Commencement ceremony Sept. 20

2021-08-18T11:43:05-05:00September 18th, 2020|Campus News, Commencement|

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring Commencement ceremony has been postponed until Sunday, Sept. 20. For the safety of our community, two ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Graduates will be limited to four tickets for guests, but both ceremonies will be live streamed. All [...]

New Vice Presidents Named

2020-01-07T14:14:28-06:00January 7th, 2020|Academic Affairs, Administration, Campus News, Magazine, President, Sports, University Advancement|

This past summer, President Matt Wilson announced the filling of two open vice president positions and two new vice presidential positions. Dr. Doug Davenport, associate provost of research, planning and institutional effectiveness, had been serving as interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for the past year. He was [...]

The Amazing Mace

2019-06-12T10:24:49-05:00May 9th, 2019|Academic Affairs, Commencement, Features, President|

A negative was turned into an amazing positive when the local St. Joseph Woodworkers Guild agreed to create a new ceremonial mace for Missouri Western this spring. The original mace, which was carried in and placed on the stage at Commencement ceremonies, was stolen in May 2018. When University personnel [...]

Congratulations, Retirees and Award Recipients!

2019-06-12T10:24:53-05:00September 12th, 2018|Academic Affairs, Campus News, MWSU Foundation|

2017-18 Retirees Congratulations to Missouri Western’s retirees in the past year: Belinda Ball, Western Institute Robert Bidding, University Police Dr. Carolyn Brose, Nursing Dr. Susan Carter, Music Dr. M. Susan Claflin, Education Michael Clark, University Police Dr. John Courington, Economics Dr. Jeanie Crain, English Dr. Jeanne Daffron, Academic Affairs Tammy [...]

University Personnel Changes

2019-06-12T10:24:53-05:00September 12th, 2018|Academic Affairs, Campus News, Chemistry, College of Professional Studies, Craig School of Business, Education, Graduate Studies, School of Nursing & Health Professions|

Provost retires Dr. Jeanne Daffron '75 Dr. Jeanne Daffron ’75, provost and vice president for academic affairs, retired on June 30, 2018, but will continue working part-time for a year to assist in the transition. Dr. Doug Davenport, associate provost for research, planning and institutional effectiveness, is serving [...]