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Search committee seeks input on next president

The public is invited to a forum with the firm helping coordinate the search for Missouri Western State University’s next president.

Dr. Garry Owens and Kimberly Templeton, executive search associates with AGB Search, will be on campus to meet with students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members to learn more about what Missouri Western is looking for in its next president.

The public is invited to an open forum as part of the process at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in the Kemper Recital Hall, Spratt Hall room 101.

Those who are unable to attend or who would like to provide additional information after attending the forum can submit written comments through Missouri Western’s presidential search web site.

Dr. Robert Vartabedian, Missouri Western’s current president, has announced plans to retire July 1, 2019.

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