University Advancement


 The Vice President for University Advancement is Brent Dunn. The Executive Assistant is Cindy Busby.

The University Advancement Division assists the University in achieving its single purpose -- "To develop educated persons" -- by:

  • providing financial support from the private sector
  • promoting public support
  • seeking governmental support
  • encouraging volunteerism
  • providing co-curricular educational activities and events

Development and Alumni Relations

The Development and Alumni Relations Office is responsible for the University's fund-raising activities and for maintaining relationships with its alumni. The Development staff works closely with the Missouri State University Foundation to raise about $8 million annually from nearly 27,000 donors. The Alumni staff works with the Missouri State University Alumni Association to provide a variety of programs and services to the University's 80,000 alumni. Visit the Missouri State Foundation web site for more information about the following: Annual Funds, The Founders Club, The Bears Fund, Phone Campaign, Ride With Pride and the Travel Program.