Executive Vice President Announced

The executive vice president position is new to the university. Zora Mulligan will serve as the second in command to President Clif Smart. She will oversee many administrative areas and lead efforts to redesign the university to meet modern educational needs.

Commissioner Zora Mulligan

Commissioner Zora Mulligan

Commissioner Zora Mulligan

Commissioner Mulligan is the Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Missouri, a position she has held since 2016. She served as Chief of Staff for the University of Missouri System from 2014 to 2016.  Prior to that she was the Executive Director for the Missouri Community College Association from 2010 to 2014.  She also served as Assistant Commissioner, General Counsel and Legislative Liaison for the State of Missouri from 2007 through 2010.


  • JD University of Kansas
  • MS Education, University of Kansas
  • BA Political Science and Psychology, Drury University

Review Commissioner Mulligan's application vitaView open forum recording

You need Adobe Reader to view and print documents on this page.