January 25, 2024

Opportunities to meet the candidates on campus are posted.

January 18, 2024

The Missouri State University Board of Governors has approved three finalists to be considered as the next president of the university. View the details.

January 9, 2024

The Presidential Search Committee received 48 completed applications for the president’s position.  

Following extensive review and discussion, a diverse pool of 11 candidates was invited to an in-person interview with the search committee. These candidates were diverse in terms of race, sex, age, geographic region, institutional size, and professional background.

The semifinalist interviews were conducted Jan. 3-5 by the search committee at a Kansas City airport hotel.  Four highly competent candidates were selected as finalists. 

Background and references checks are currently underway. The Board of Governors will review and approve the final slate of candidates at a special meeting when the background and reference checks are completed.

Following the Board of Governors meeting, the candidates will be announced. Each will be scheduled for a two-day visit in Springfield and West Plains during either the second or fourth full week of February.  

Detailed information regarding opportunities to meet the candidates while they are on campus will be posted on this webpage.