About People Search

Missouri State’s People Search scans faculty, staff and student directory profiles and returns those that best match the search terms.

How do I filter People Search results?

You may filter People Search results by campus and by role.

To filter by campus, please complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the maroon “Springfield campus” link at the top of the People Search results list. When you select the link, a drop-down menu will appear displaying options for Springfield, West Plains and Mountain Grove with the Springfield campus selected by default.
  2. Select the campus you wish to search from the menu.
  3. When you select the campus, People Search will filter the results to only display those from the campus you chose.

To filter results by role, please complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the maroon “All roles” link at the top of the People Search results list. When you select the link, a drop-down menu will appear displaying options for faculty, staff and students.
  2. Select the role you wish to search from the menu.
  3. When you select the role, People Search will filter the results to only display those from the one you chose.

Directory profiles

The university directory presents your professional profile within a search-friendly context.

Faculty and staff

Directory profiles include the person’s name, department, job title, email address, campus phone number and directory profile picture.

Students

Directory profiles include the student’s name, major, email address and primary address.

Updating your directory profile

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff do not have the option to remove their profiles from the people search directory, but they do have the option to update and add certain information.

  • Name: Your full, legal name will always be included in your directory profile.
    • To update the way your first or middle name is displayed in your directory profile, please contact the Web Help Desk.
    • Last names will always match your legal last name. To update your last name, please contact Human Resources by email or at 417-836-5102.
  • Contact information: Your primary job title, department, office location, and campus phone number will always be included in your directory profile. To update this information, please contact Human Resources by email or at 417-836-5102.
    • Part-time job title: For part-time employees whose job title displays as "Non-student Part Time", you may update the way your job title displays in your directory profile. To do so, please contact the Web Help Desk.
    • Secondary job title: You may add a secondary job title to your directory profile. To do so, please contact the Web Help Desk.
  • Directory profile details: You may choose to add additional details to your directory profile such as a list of classes you teach or information from your curriculum vitae. If you would like to add details to your profile, please contact the Web Help Desk.
  • Directory profile photo: Your directory profile photo should be a current, professional headshot of you and should not include distracting backgrounds or additional people or animals. Faculty and staff may have their directory photos taken by Photographic Services at Faculty and Staff Free Portrait Day.

Students

Students’ names, majors, email addresses and postal mailing addresses are included in their directory profiles. Students do have the option to remove their profile from the People Search directory.

  • Edit a directory profile: You may request updates to your directory profile by contacting the Office of the Registrar by email or at 417-836-5520.
  • Directory profile photo: Students may have directory profile photos only if they work for University units and the units request them to have their photos taken by Photographic Services at Faculty and Staff Free Portrait Day.
  • Removing a profile entry: You may remove your profile from the directory. Complete the Hide From Search form. In special cases, the Office of Web and New Media can assist students with removing their profiles immediately. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Web Help Desk.
  • Requesting a FERPA Hold: In accordance with the FERPA policy, currently enrolled students may request that the University not release any "directory information." Visit the 

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for information on adding or removing a FERPA hold on your record.