Clif's Connection

President Clif Smart, in coordination with the Bear Connection program, hosts a quarterly event called Clif's Connection. At this event, President Smart personally welcomes each new staff member to the Missouri State campus over breakfast and coffee. This breakfast is a great opportunity for new staff members to meet and interact with their President! 

February 2016

February 2016

President Clif Smart

About Clif Smart

Clifton "Clif" M. Smart III has served as the 11th president of Missouri State University since June 27, 2011. Smart is known throughout campus and the state of Missouri for his collaborative leadership and strong relationships with students, faculty and staff. During his tenure, the university has continually set new enrollment records, added degree programs and constructed or extensively renovated more than a dozen major campus facilities. Before his presidency, Smart served as the Missouri State University’s general counsel.