Missouri State University

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.