Executive Vice President and Provost Search

Carrington Hall on the Missouri State University campus

Two candidate finalists will speak during public forums April 28 and May 5.

Meet the candidate finalistsSubmit candidate evaluation

Missouri State University President Clif Smart announced in January the opening of a search for an executive vice president and provost of Missouri State University.  Dr. Frank Einhellig will retire on June 30, 2022.

Dr. Julie Masterson, dean of the Graduate College and Suzanne Shaw, vice president for marketing and communication, will chair the search committee. AGB Search has been hired to assist in the search.

Members of the committee include:

* designates committee co-chairs

Search timeline

An online survey is being used to gather input in the selection of a new provost. All interested parties are invited to complete the survey. The survey will close Feb. 4.

Listening sessions will be held on Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 for faculty, staff and other campus and community groups.

The search committee will select semi-finalists in early April.

Semi-finalist interviews and finalist selections will take place in mid-April. The search committee will interview finalists in early May, and will report to President Smart.

Virtual listening sessions

Virtual listening sessions gives campus and community groups the opportunity to express their thoughts for what qualities they'd like to see in the new Executive Vice President and Provost.

Date and Time Meeting Zoom Link
Jan. 31 sessions    
Jan. 31, 2 p.m.* Staff (Session 1)

Join via Zoom

Meeting ID: 923 9998 5592

Jan. 31, 3 p.m.* Faculty (Session 1)

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Meeting ID: 939 5121 6434

Feb. 1 sessions    
Feb. 1, 9 a.m.* Faculty (Session 2)

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Meeting ID: 933 8885 4522

Feb. 1, 10 a.m.* Staff (Session 2)

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Meeting ID: 996 9132 8801

Feb. 1, 12 p.m.* External community

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Meeting ID: 948 5317 1264

Feb. 1, 1 p.m.* Faculty (Session 3)

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Meeting ID: 915 2578 7550

Feb. 2 sessions    
Feb. 2, 10 a.m.* Academic administrators

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Meeting ID: 990 3538 1521

Feb. 2, 11 a.m.* Faculty (Session 4)

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Meeting ID: 956 2110 6827

Feb. 2, 12 p.m.* Staff (Session 3)

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Meeting ID: 942 9653 5449

Feb. 2, 3 p.m.* Staff (Session 4)

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Meeting ID: 927 6097 2403

Feb. 2, 4 p.m.* Students

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Meeting ID: 959 9749 8594

Feb. 2, 6 p.m.* Faculty (Session 5)

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Meeting ID: 918 3233 0757

Future Actions    
April Search committee selects semi-finalists  
April Search committee interviews semi-finalists and selects finalists  
May Search committee interviews finalists and reports to president  

* open meeting