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New Bursar Hire

This semester Leigh Hefflers joins Western’s financial staff as the new Bursar. Hefflers is responsible for overseeing many financial duties within the Business Office, such as supervising payment plans, refunds and the school’s payroll. Hefflers also must stay informed on financial aid rules and regulations that apply to state and federal grants, scholarships and loan programs. The Bursar manages the school’s Business Office, making... Read More

AAC lobbies for reallocation of Bright Flight funding

This past week The Active Advocacy Coalition has been in Jefferson City, Missouri, lobbying for reallocations to be made in state-funded higher education financial aid programs. These changes would eliminate or significantly reduce funding for merit-based scholarships, like Bright Flight, and increase funding to need-based programs, like Access Missouri. The advocacy group believes that current state funding to Bright Flight... Read More

Housing Bills

As the Missouri Legislature is resuming their sessions, two proposed House Bills have the potential to change on-campus life next year for Missouri Western students. House Bills 2098 and 2099 were introduced last week for debate in the Missouri General Assembly. House Bill 2098 proposes that all state universities no longer require freshmen to live on campus their first year. House Bill... Read More