Office of the President

President Clif Smart

Brent Dunn

Brent Dunn






Meyer Alumni Center 505


VP University Advancement

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Missouri State University
VP University Advancement
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Vice President for University Advancement


  • MA Communication, Missouri State University
  • BS Sociology, Missouri State University

Professional experience

  • Vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Missouri State Foundation, Missouri State University, 2007-present
  • Director of athletic development and assistant director of athletics, Missouri State University, 1995
  • Director of annual giving, Missouri State University, 1985
  • News and public service director, KWTO AM and FM

Research and professional interests

Community and professional associations

  • Nixa Board of Education, 2009-present
  • Member of the advisory board, Central High School A Plus
  • Board member, GYN Cancers Alliance Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Twin Oaks Country Club
  • Member, Springfield Southeast Rotary, 1986-present
  • Member, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Springfield Area Sports Commission
  • Leadership Missouri, 2009
  • President, Springfield Southeast Rotary, 2003-04
  • Leadership Springfield

Awards and honors

  • The Missouri State Foundation has recorded four straight years of record private giving with nearly 17 million dollars donated to various programs within the university in 2010-11.
  • Excellence in Community Service Award, Missouri State University, 2011
  • Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year, Ozarks Chapter of the National Association of Fundraising Excellence, 2009
  • Kenworthy Leadership Award, 2005

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