The Missouri Western State University Board of Governors establishes policies, by-laws, rules and regulations for its own government and for control and government of the University; to select, appoint, and remove a President of the University; to set admission standards; and to make decisions on financial matters. The student governor is a non-voting member of the Board and can serve a term up to two years in length.

The successful applicant is appointed by the Governor of the State of Missouri and subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

Term: January 2022 through December 2024

The application (below), a resume, and essay must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6th. Your application and supporting documents will become part of your application packet and will be used to determine who receives an interview. Interviews will be conducted in early March.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Dean of Students (Dr. Brett Bruner,, or the President’s Chief of Staff (Chris Dunn,

Thanks for your interest!

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Name of Applicant*
Permanent Address*

Contact Information

Local Mailing Address*

Supporting Documents

Max. file size: 20 MB.
2. Choose & upload a response to one of the following. To ensure a blind review, please do not include your name in your response.
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TOPIC OF YOUR ESSAY: What do you feel is the role of Student Governor at Missouri Western State University?

The essay does not have a maximum word limit; however there is a 500-word minimum.
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The Student Governor may write reports to the President and to the Board of Governors to inform them of events or issues of interest in the lives of students.

Describe a topic you feel would important for the President to know. The item should be a current issue, possibly from this Fall semester. Keep in mind that the Board of Governors and the President read many items, so being clear and concise is very important.

Address the memorandum:
TO: Current Student Governor
FROM: Student Governor Applicant




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