The administrative organization of Missouri State University shall consist of the following offices and organizations:
The President is the chief executive officer of the University, responsible to the Board of Governors for the administration of all policies adopted by the Board and for the execution of all acts of the Board.
The Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President for University Relations assists the President in managing and operations of the President’s office and manages the offices of Governmental Relations, University Communications, Photographic Services, Athletics Communication, Publications, and Web and New Media.
The General Counsel serves as the legal advisor to the University.
The Equal Opportunity Officer is responsible for all aspects of the University’s affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Director of Athletics is responsible for administering the University’s intercollegiate athletics program.
The Director of Internal Audit is responsible to the Board of Governors for directing the advisory functions on internal auditing and system accounts, which serves as an independent appraisal review regarding the administrative operations and fiscal control systems of the University.
The Chancellor of the West Plains campus 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 Provost is the senior academic officer of the University. Responsibilities include the overall direction, development, and administration of academic and student affairs, and the Research Campus at Mountain Grove. Academic Affairs includes all academic and scholarly programs of the University, including the six academic colleges, the Graduate College, Library Services, and the Extended Campus. Student Affairs includes enrollment management and student life (excluding auxiliary units).
The Associate Provosts serve as deputies to the Provost in all functions, with special responsibility for faculty relations, undergraduate programs and studies, graduate programs and research, student success and public affairs, and the extended campus.
Each of the College Deans is responsible for the administration of one of the six discipline-based colleges. Responsibilities include faculty recruitment and development, faculty evaluation, program development, program review, student advisement, collegiate budgeting and budget control, class schedule planning, fundraising and advancement, and general supervision of the scholarship, research, creative activity, instructional and service activities of the college.
The Dean of Library Services is responsible for administering library facilities, resources, and services within the University. The Dean also serves as Head of the Department of Library Science.
The Director of Institutional Research provides information that supports institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision-making.
Each Department Head is responsible for administering one of the academic departments of the University. Responsibilities include faculty recruitment and development, faculty evaluation, program development, program review, student advisement, departmental budgeting and budget control, class schedule planning, fundraising and advancement, and general supervision of the scholarship, research, and creative activity of the department. The Director of a School is expected to fulfill the same role as a Department Head. The faculty and programs in an academic unit are designated as a School primarily upon the recommendation of an accrediting agency, and such designation indicates the unit's involvement in and integration into an external professional environment which usually requires specific standards for licensure. A School is a professional unit which in all respects has the same status, responsibilities, and benefits as an academic department.
The Vice President for Administrative & Information Services ensures prompt and effective delivery of essential services to support the University’s mission of producing educated persons by developing goals and objectives, establishing priorities, allocating resources, reviewing and approving unit plans, and designing systems of effective control to guide work toward expected outcomes. The Vice President for Administrative & Information Services has administrative responsibility for Facilities Management and Analysis, Campus Planning, Safety and Transportation, Communication Services, Computer Services, Environmental Management, and Human Resources.
The University Architect and Director of Planning, Design and Construction is responsible for development of all construction projects undertaken by the University and develops long-range and detailed plans to meet the academic and support needs of the University.
The Director of Facilities Management is responsible for providing a quality physical environment for the University through effective facilities and grounds planning, service, maintenance, repair, and construction.
The University Facilities Analyst provides comprehensive facilities planning assistance to all units of the University, ensuring maximum utilization of physical space resources, and serves as the University’s facilities database administrator.
The Director of Safety and Transportation coordinates efficient transportation services and the maintenance of a safe and secure campus.
The Director of Communication Services oversees the effective delivery of postal, printing, and telecommunications services.
The Chief Information Officer/Director of Computer Services is responsible for system-wide planning, management, security, and coordination of the computing resources of the Missouri State System, and provides automation support for academic and administrative computing needs.
The Director of Environmental Management coordinates the acquisition, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemical materials, proper handling of select agents, and monitors radiation safety for all Missouri State University campuses.
The Director of Human Resources provides leadership and direction for recruitment and employment services, benefits management and counseling, salary administration and job evaluation, affirmative action issues, training and development, records management, labor and employee relations, and human resource information systems for the University.
The Vice President for Student Affairs is the chief student-personnel officer of the University and advises the Provost and the President (auxiliary units only) on all matters pertaining to non-academic student life. The Vice President serves as the senior executive officer responsible for providing leadership and general management of units in the division: Enrollment Management, Student Life Activities and Assistant to the Vice President, Dean of Students Office, Student Academic Support, Multicultural Affairs, Student Health and Wellness, Student Engagement, Recreation Services, and Student Auxiliary Services. The Dean of Students is responsible for Campus Judicial Affairs, Plaster Student Union, Greek Affairs, Student Support Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services, and the Bookstore.
The Dean of Students is responsible for the administration of the Office of Student Conduct and of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and provides direction and supervision for the Disability Resource Center and the Parking Appeals Administrator. Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean of Students shares responsibility for the development, implementation, and administration of policies and procedures affecting students.
The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan for both prospective and current students, the delivery of financial aid services, the Registrar’s Office research support, and oversees the Directors of Admissions, Student Financial Aid, and Registrar along with other personnel supporting services to students seeking to enroll at the University.
The primary duty of the Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Programs and Student Diversity is to provide leadership and support for the establishment and achievement of minority student recruiting goals and the development and administration of departments and programs that serve the needs of multicultural and diverse student populations. Responsibilities include direct supervision of Multicultural Services, TRIO programs, and Retention Services.
The Assistant Vice President, Student Academic Support Services is responsible for the coordination of all student academic support services provided by the units of Career Services and the Counseling and Testing Center.
The Director of Health and Wellness Services exercises full management responsibility for the operation of Taylor Health and Wellness Center and other University health and wellness programs, provides administrative and management support for other University units and clinics, such as the University’s Physical Therapy Clinic, and serves as the University’s HIPAA privacy officer. The Director’s responsibilities include planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, monitoring, and assessing outcomes and providing strong leadership for the staff of Taylor Health and Wellness Center.
The Vice President for University Advancement is the chief advancement officer for the University and advises the President on all matters pertaining to the management and operation of university development, alumni relations, as well as community and donor relations. The Vice President for University Advancement also serves as the Executive Director for the Missouri State University Foundation, a private nonprofit organization which raises funds to benefit the University. The Vice President has responsibility for the following administrative units and functions: Development and Alumni Relations and the Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center.
The Executive Director of Development is responsible for the creation of plans, implementation of strategies, and supervision of fund-raising programs of the University. The Executive Director of Development supervises staff in constituent fundraising positions, donor relations, athletics development, annual funds, major and planned gifts, and prospect research.
The Executive Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive program of activities designed to inform alumni and keep them involved with the University, serves as chairperson for the Homecoming Committee, plans class reunions and implements special events to recognize outstanding alumni, coordinates the alumni chapter network, and serves as advisor to the Student Alumni Association and as the Class Notes Editor for the alumni magazine.
The primary duty of the Executive Director, Athletic/Entertainment Facilities is management of Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts (JKHHPA) and JQH Arena; however the Executive Director also has administrative oversight responsibilities for Hammons Student Center (HSC) and Plaster Sports Complex (PSC).
The Chief Financial Officer is the senior executive officer responsible for financial services, which consist of accounting, investing, budgeting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, credit management, budget control, fiscal planning, financial statement preparation, student loan collection, procurement, and the Bursar’s Office. The Chief Financial Officer exercises a major responsibility for the accounting and investing of the Missouri State University Foundation and the Missouri State University Development Corporation and serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Governors.
The Bursar is responsible for the collection of all moneys received by the University and provides a check cashing service for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.
Duties of the Controller include assisting with auditing and accounting for the University, the Missouri State University Foundation, and the Missouri State University Development Corporation. The Controller monitors investment of all funds.
The Director of Accounting and Budgeting is responsible for coordinating the preparation of the University internal operating budget and preparation of the operating budget request submitted to the state legislature for appropriation of state funds. The Director maintains the financial information for the University by supervising financial transactions that affect the general ledger and financial statements. The Director performs budget control by approving purchases and monitoring the individual budgets of the University, conducts the processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions, and coordinates the collection of student loans and other accounts receivable items.
The Director of Procurement Services is the University's agent for acquiring all materials, services, supplies, equipment, and real property; supervises the University's insurance and risk management programs; and provides leadership and direction for central receiving, warehousing, property control, and vending and concessions operations.
The Vice President for Research and Economic Development and International Programs is responsible for the University’s research and economic development activities, including the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center, the Community and Social Issues Institute, China Programs, and Broadcast Services. Each of these programs supports the University’s mission in public affairs by creating an environment that encourages, supports and values research, scholarship, creative activity and community and international outreach.
The Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development is responsible for coordinating the resources of the federal, state, and local governments with the resources of Missouri State University to promote business and industrial growth by coupling entrepreneurship with research and innovation. The business development program provides services to emerging entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies that lead to economic development in southwest Missouri as well as throughout the state of Missouri. The Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Springfield Innovation, Inc. and is also responsible for developing strategic international research and economic development partnerships, primarily in China and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Director of Broadcast Services is responsible for strategic planning and visioning for the Missouri State University Public Broadcast Service, establishing operational and budgetary guidelines for the University’s radio and television stations, ensuring the stations’ support for the University’s educational mission, the statewide mission in Public Affairs, and regional themes.
The Director of Academic Outreach and Support/Director of the China Campus is responsible for the development and administration of interactive video and classrooms for off-campus credit programs, telecourses, high school dual-credit offerings, and associated student and administrative support services for these courses. The Director of Academic Outreach and Support/Director of the China Campus works closely with the academic officers in maintaining and expanding Academic Outreach programs for the Missouri State University System in China, coordinating campus and community support for China programs with various departments on the Springfield, Mountain Grove, and West Plains campuses, and exploring future collaborative partnerships and educational opportunities in China including developing degree programs at all levels.
The Director of the Community and Social Issues Institute is responsible for all operations of the Institute and ensures that it meets its state mission of serving as a catalyst to organize and apply the research and service capacity of the University to assist public and private organizations as they address significant social issues facing the many communities served by Missouri State University.
The primary duty of the Director of Research Compliance is to ensure that University-based research, education and service activities are planned and conducted in accordance with federal and state regulations in the areas of human subjects’ protection, care and use of animals, biosafety, radiation safety, and export control. The Director of Research Compliance assures that University policies and procedures are consistent with applicable regulations and coordinates committees involved in overseeing activities related to these compliance areas.
The Executive Director, JVIC is responsible for supervision and oversight of the operation of the Jordan Valley Innovation Center, which includes the Center for Applied Science and Engineering and the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences. Jordan Valley Innovation Center provides support to small and mid-sized emerging technology companies and to high-technology start-up ventures by quickly moving corporate and university-based research and development to commercial products.
The Information Security Officer (ISO) ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of University electronic information by communicating risk to senior administration, creating and maintaining enforceable policies and supporting processes, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
The Administrative Council is chaired by the President. The Council includes the Provost, the Vice Presidents, the Chancellor of the West Plains campus, the Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President, the Chief Financial Officer, the Internal Auditor, the Secretary to the Board of Governors, one college Dean, the Director of Athletics, and the General Counsel. When appropriate to the agenda for a particular meeting, others may be invited as guests. The Administrative Council discusses items of University-wide interest.