Board approves enrollment contract, HVAC unit purchase
The Board of Governors at Missouri Western State University renewed its contract with Royall & Company to provide enrollment management support during a special meeting May 15. The contract renewal is for two years, fiscal years 2018 and 2019, with the ability to opt-out for the second year.
Missouri Western contracted with Royall & Company last year to address ongoing enrollment challenges. Among other services, Royall has provided Missouri Western with an expanded pool of prospective students, helped the university communicate to those prospective students earlier in the college selection process and streamlined the university’s application process.
Missouri Western will pay Royall & Company $321,328 in the first year and $322,740 in the second year.
Also in the special meeting, the Board of Governors approved the purchase of two Daikin Air Handling units for the first and second floors of Popplewell Hall. The units will be purchased for $201,304 through The Cooperative Purchasing Network. The installation of the units will be bid separately. The project is funded by Building Affordability, the 2015 legislation that appropriated $4.8 million to Missouri Western for capital improvements.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.