Missouri State University

Office of the President

President Clif Smart

Paul K. Kincaid

Paul K. Kincaid




Staff Emeritus


  • BS in Mass Communications, 1975, Phillips University

Professional experience

  • Chief of staff/assistant to the president, Missouri State University, 2005-2014
  • Associate vice president for University advancement, director of university relations and coordinator of governmental relations, Missouri State University, 1995-2005
  • Director of university relations and coordinator of government relations, Missouri State University, 1993-1995
  • Director of university relations, Missouri State University, 1986-1993
  • Director of university relations, Emporia State University, 1984-1986
  • Director of information services, Emporia State University, 1977-1984
  • News bureau director, Emporia State University, 1976-1977
  • Assistant director of the news bureau, Phillips University, 1975-1976

Research and professional interests

Public Relations Society of America

  • Member 1988-Present
  • Earned accreditation – APR (Accredited in Public Relations) – first Springfield professional to earn accreditation February 1990
  • Educational and Cultural Organization – Member 1991-98
  • Member of the Educational and Cultural Organization Executive Committee 1991-94
  • Member of Counselors for Higher Education 1999-Present
  • Elected into PRSA College of Fellows November 2009

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

  • Member of the Public Relations Advisory Council 1999-Present
  • Provided public relations assistance for two AASCU task force reports

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

  • CASE District VI – Conference Program Chair 1993, District Chair 1996-97
  • CASE International – CASE Alumni Relations Commission 1996-99, Board of Trustees 1999-2004, Served as Chair of the District Chairs Council 2001-03

Awards and honors

  • CASE District VI Virginia Carter Smith Award – 2014
  • Higher Education Roundtable (Lamplighters) – 2009
  • Leadership Missouri – 2007-08
  • Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Achievement Award – 2006
  • CASE District VI Distinguished Service Award – 2001
  • Leadership Springfield – 1986-87 (Class II) – Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored leadership development program