Office of the President

Welcome to Missouri Western!

Dr. Robert Vartabedian

Dr. Robert Vartabedian

Welcome to Missouri Western State University!

I am proud to serve as the president of this life-changing institution, and I invite you to learn more about us. Missouri Western has great things happening!

We were excited to learn some very big news recently – the University received the largest research grant in its history, a more than $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant for our synthetic biology research program.

We have also experienced a lot of campus growth, including a complete renovation of Spratt Memorial Stadium. The video scoreboard that was part of that project is one of the largest in NCAA Division II, and the largest collegiate one in Missouri. Come to a football or soccer game in the fall, and immerse yourself in our incredible game day experience.

And, thanks to state funding and our generous donors, there have been many facilities improvements to Potter Hall, the Blum Union, Wilson Hall and the Looney Complex recently, including major renovation of the Thomas Eagleton Indoor Pool.

Missouri Western has also seen tremendous growth in our online courses and our graduate programs, both in offerings and enrollment. And we added six new sports to our athletics lineup for 2017: men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and men’s and women’s cross country.

Our academic programs continue to meet accreditation standards and achieve re-accreditation; and all the accreditation reports have been overwhelmingly positive. Those reports demonstrate that our faculty members are among the best, brightest and hardest working in their fields.

If you are a prospective student, I invite you to visit campus and see for yourself why it is a great time to be a Griffon. If you are an alum, I invite you to reconnect with your fellow alums at one of our many events throughout the year. And, of course, we invite all of our friends to join us anytime to find out why “Everything is Possible” at Missouri Western.



Robert A. Vartabedian