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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 [...]

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 [...]

Farewell, President Vartabedian

2019-06-12T10:24:48-05:00May 9th, 2019|Features, President|

On June 30, 2019, an era will end for Missouri Western when President Dr. Robert A. Vartabedian retires after 11 years at the University’s helm. Missouri Western was his first college presidency, culminating a stellar career of almost four decades in higher education. “Dr. Vartabedian led with the best interests [...]

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 [...]

New Director of External Relations

2019-06-12T10:24:51-05:00January 8th, 2019|Campus News, External Affairs, President|

Steve Johnston, director of the Community Alliance of St. Joseph, was named director of external relations at Missouri Western and began his duties Jan. 3. He replaces Brandt Shields, who left in August 2018. As director of external relations, Johnston will serve on the president’s cabinet and is responsible for [...]

Missouri Western State University decade in review

2019-06-12T10:24:56-05:00January 5th, 2018|Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Science, College of Professional Studies, Features, President|

A look back at the past 10 years reveals a lot to be proud of at Missouri Western, and we wanted to share that with our readers. New construction and renovations since Dr. Vartabedian has been president include a new math and sciences building, a new residence hall, a completely [...]

President testifies in Jefferson City

2019-06-12T10:24:04-05:00May 6th, 2016|Administration, Campus News, Magazine, President, Student Affairs|

Dr. Robert Vartabedian, Missouri Western’s president, provided expert testimony in support of two bills related to suicide prevention before a Missouri Senate committee in January. The Senate Education Committee heard testimony on two bills: Senate Bill 646, which requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop training guidelines [...]