Dr. Robert S. Hornberger


Vice President Student Affairs

Role: Staff
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Vice President Student Affairs
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • EdD, Educational Leadership. 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • MS, Computer Information Systems, 2005, Missouri State University
  • BS, Socio-Political Communication, 1994, Missouri State University


  • CIS 681/781 Information Technology Service Management
  • CIS 752 Organizational Behavior and Leadership in IT
  • MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management
  • COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Professional experience

Affiliated with:

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Enrollment Management and Retention Committee (Chair 2016-present, Vice-Chair 2014-16), Nominations and Elections Committee (Member 2017-18), 2009-Present 
  • Missouri Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO), President, Vice-President, 2009-Present          
  • Missouri Association of Higher Education Web Developers, President, Founder, Conference Committee Planner, 2002-2009
  • Missouri State University Master Advisor, 1997-Present       
  • Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling, 1995-1999

Committee Participation in (past and present):

  • AACRAO Enrollment Management Committee (national), Chair, Vice Chair
  • Academic Advisement Council
  • Academic Affairs Budget Committee
  • Academic Relations Committee (Faculty Senate)
  • Academic Response Team
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate Class Scheduling
  • Assessment Council
  • Chosen Name Implementation Team
  • College Scheduler Advisory Board (national)
  • Data Standards Committee
  • Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Committee
  • Executive Enrollment Management Committee
  • Faculty Senate (guest)
  • Higher Learning Commission Steering Committee
  • Higher Learning Commission Committee
  • Incentive Workgroup
  • Information Access Team
  • Information Security Executive Committee
  • Information Technology Council
  • Learning Management System Advisory Committee
  • MACRAO Executive Board (President, VP of Web Services)
  • Missouri State Vision: Our Passion for Excellence – Academic Profile Task Force
  • Missouri statewide committee on reverse transfer (state)
  • New Media Task Force
  • Off Campus Request Appeals Board
  • Recruitment and Marketing Committee (chair)
  • Report Writers Group
  • Statewide Transfer Portal Ad Hoc Task Force (state)
  • Structured Schedules Committee
  • Student Affairs Council
  • Student Affairs Inclusion and Awareness Team
  • Student Affairs Planning and Assessment Committee
  • Student Affairs Vice President Staff
  • Student Communications Advisory Committee

Research and professional interests

Conference session presentations

  • AACRAO, 2013-2017
  • MACRAO, 2011-present
  • Sungard Summit/Ellucian Live, 2012, 2014
  • Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas Banner Users Group, 2009-2011
  • Higher Education Learning and Information Exchange, 2003-2009
  • HighEdWeb Higher Education Web Professionals, 2003-2008
  • Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling, 1995-2002

Dissertation Research

  • Robert S Hornberger, Predictors of Academic Success for Conditionally Admitted First-Time Freshmen at a Four-Year Public University, Defended April 2010.
  • Research presentation, Hawaii International Conference on Education, 2011, “Predictors of Academic Success for Conditionally Admitted First-Time Freshmen at a Four-Year Public University.”
  • Research presentation, National Rural Education Association Research Symposium, 2011, “Preparing for College in Rural Secondary Education: Predictors of Academic Success for Conditionally Admitted First-Time Freshmen at a Four-Year Public University within the Context of Rural Students.”
  • Mid-America Association for Institutional Research “Best Paper Award”, 2011, “Developing a Collaborative Website for Displaying University Data and Reports.”
  • Member, Dissertation Committee, Nathan Hoven, Development of a Practical Model for School Leaders Using Elementary Student Data to Predict High School Dropout Risk, Defended May 2013.
  • Member, Dissertation Committee, Tracie D Burt, From Mission to Measurement: Advancing Postsecondary Academic Advising Assessment and Practice through Evaluating Program Theory and Outcomes , Defended May 2014.
  • Member, Dissertation Committee, Tracey Glaessgen, Understanding the Reacculturation Experiences of First-Generation, Undecided Students, Defended June 2016.
  • Member, Dissertation Committee, Kali Bard, Successful Midwest Community College Students: Examining the Impact of Student Characteristics and High School Environment on Community College Degree Attainment, Defended June 2016.
  • Member, Dissertation Committee, Andrea Weber, A Qualitative Examination of Role Definition, Organizational Positioning, and Job Qualifications of Title Ix Coordinators, Defended October 2016.

Awards and honors

  • Staff Excellence in University Service Award, Missouri State University, 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Supervisor Award, 2008-09
  • Missouri State University Master Advisor, 1997-Present