0096 Chancellor West Plains Campus


TITLE Chancellor West Plains Campus







The Chancellor for the West Plains Campus is the chief administrative officer for the West Plains Campus and advises the President on all matters pertaining to the West Plains Campus. The Chancellor is responsible for the overall administration of the West Plains Campus, including the academic programs, faculty and staff personnel matters, financial affairs, student life, athletics, physical plant and liaison to the various publics of the Campus. The Chancellor serves as the senior executive officer, under the direction of the President, responsible for providing leadership and general management of the West Plains Campus units that include: student services, communications, academic affairs, development, and business services. The Chancellor is a member of the central management team for the Missouri State University System.


Education: A master's degree is required; a doctorate is preferred.

Experience: A minimum of five years administrative/executive experience over complex units with operating and capital budgets similar to or greater than the West Plains is preferred. Teaching or significant experiences which demonstrate an understanding and support of the teaching/learning process and the effective use of technology in education are required.

Skills Requires excellent leadership, decision-making ability, and an ability to project a strong positive image of the University with parents, students, faculty, staff and other University publics. Strong oral and written communication as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required. An ability to work effectively and collegially within a large, complex university system and to negotiate with a wide range of constituencies is required. Proficiency in organizing and managing a professional staff in a complex organization is preferred. Proven skills as an advocate of funding needs to governing bodies, Chief Executive Officers, the public, decision making bodies, and/or legislative bodies.

Other Requires a demonstrated commitment to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and the promotion of diversity, as well as an understanding of the importance of planning, design and operation of physical facilities.


1. Ensures campus compliance with the institutional mission of the University by reviewing and approving unit plans, goals, and objectives, designing systems of effective control to guide work toward expected outcomes, and evaluating progress towards their accomplishment.

2. Ensures that quality educational services for students in the form of classroom and laboratory instruction as well as internships, individual instruction, and counseling are being delivered properly and that necessary planning is occurring to ensure such services continue to be provided in the future by organizing the various academic departments and academic support units in a logical, non- duplicative, and efficient manner; providing access to educational opportunities and materials in a variety of settings such as the library, computer laboratories and other resource units; providing direction in faculty recruitment and development efforts; and through indirect supervision of the teaching, scholarly productivity, and service activities of the University.

3. Advises the President, senior University administrative officers, and members of the Board of Governors on issues relating to the Campus by making presentations at weekly meetings of the Administrative Council and monthly meetings of the Board of Governors and preparing reports, recommendations, findings and other correspondence as required.

4. Ensures that the academic curriculum supports the mission of the University and that courses offered in the various departments are not duplicated nor exceed program needs by approving /disapproving all substantive curricular proposals forwarded through the faculty curricular process, including programs of study as well as individual courses.

5. Assures the development of quality faculty and academic administrators by making promotion, tenure, appointment, and reappointment recommendations of all faculty to the President, providing support and approval of faculty development projects including sabbaticals and research and teaching grants, and working with the Campus administration in the selection and appointment of academic administrators.

6. As resources permit, assures the prompt and effective delivery of essential administrative and business services by organizing the various units and sub-units in a logical, non-duplicative and effective manner that best meets the work requirements of the division and the needs of the University, monitoring work loads throughout the division and prioritizing staffing needs accordingly, and assuming ultimate responsibility for the units and functions included in the Campus.

7. Assures communication of the Campus' appropriations requirements to the University System, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE), and the Missouri State General Assembly by directing and coordinating the preparation of the Campus' annual operating and capital budgets.

8. Facilitates the appropriate growth and development of the physical plant of the Campus, consistent with its mission, by developing a long-range and detailed facility master plan designed to satisfy the Campus' academic and support requirements either through new construction of the renovation of existing facilities.

9. Facilitates compliance with required internal and external review and analysis of academic programs by ensuring that assessment of academic programs and student performance are accomplished.

10. Facilitates the development of an effective and competent Campus support staff by reviewing the qualifications of support staff position applicants and making decisions on the employment of all non-faculty employees.

11. Enables Campus employees to perform their assigned tasks by assuming budgetary responsibility for all of the West Plains Campus, coordinating the development of annual budgets by the various departments, and retaining executive authority over all departmental budgets within the West Plains Campus.

12. Promotes a positive image and maintains the harmonious external relations for the University by communicating and interfacing with national, state, city, and other officials in matters relating to the University, and representing the President and the University in various community, state, and regional activities designed to promote Missouri State University in particular and higher education in general.

13. Coordinates, leads, and carries out successful private fund-raising and development efforts.

14. Ensures that miscellaneous assignments related to the Campus are completed in the best interest of the University by accepting and accomplishing tasks which are delegated by the President.


The Chancellor for the West Plains Campus reports directly to the President of the University System and in turn exercises direct supervision of the deans and administrators within the Campus.