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Missouri Western serving with purpose

2021-08-23T15:44:21-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Campus News, Center for Service|

Missouri Western serving with purpose Martin Luther King, Jr. once stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” This thought-provoking sentence served as the catalyst and inspiration for creating Missouri Western’s Center for Service. Dr. Melody Smith ’87 was approached [...]

Hello, President Kennedy!

2021-08-23T15:43:27-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Campus News, President|

Hello, President Kennedy! After serving as Missouri Western’s interim president since July 2020, Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy was officially named Missouri Western’s sixth president in February 2021. From the moment she first stepped on campus to interview for Missouri Western’s vice provost position in [...]

Program additions support workforce needs

2021-08-23T15:42:36-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Campus News, College of Science and Health, Computer Science, Math & Physics, Education, Graduate Studies, School of Nursing & Health Professions|

Program additions support workforce needs Missouri Western is adding several new programs to meet student demand and the workforce needs of northwest Missouri. A new master’s degree beginning this fall will address the region’s teacher shortage. Students who successfully complete the Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary [...]

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 [...]

A Dream Come True: ’21 graduate wins business competition

2021-08-23T15:38:21-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Alumni News, Campus News, Center for Franchise Development, Craig School of Business, Franchise Program|

A Dream Come True: ’21 graduate wins business competition Hayden Glaubius ’21 first heard about Missouri Western’s Center for Franchise Development while a student at Central High School in St. Joseph. This spring, after competing in the franchise competition and graduating from the [...]

Foundation hires new interim senior executive director

2021-08-23T15:37:48-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Campus News, MWSU Foundation|

Foundation hires new interim senior executive director Jean Ahwesh has joined the Missouri Western Foundation team. She began her position as interim senior executive director of the Missouri Western Foundation July 6.  Ahwesh has 30 years of experience in philanthropy, including leadership positions at West Virginia [...]

Two Governors appointed to Board

2021-08-23T15:37:13-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Board of Governors, Campus News|

Two Governors appointed to Board On Feb. 25, 2021, Bob Wollenman ’72 and Lisa Norton were sworn in to six-year terms as Missouri Western Board of Governors members. Both are eager to serve the University and use their experience to continue to advance Missouri Western, as [...]

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 [...]