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Freshmen Enrollment increases by 22 percent since 2016

Maybe it’s the annual Chiefs training camp or maybe it’s just the beautiful campus, but whatever it is, it’s got freshmen enrollment numbers way up and more students intrigued about coming to Missouri Western. Over the previous two years Western has seen an astonishing 22 percent increase in its freshmen enrollment. An increase that Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management... Read More

Board of Governors take first steps in presidential search

On Thursday Sept. 6, The Board of Governors held a meeting to discuss the search process of the next president of Missouri Western. Several staff members and administration were in attendance to listen and even give their own opinion highlighting who they want on the search list. The Board of Governors consists of Chair David Liechti, Vice Chair Deborah J.... Read More

Vartabedian’s Legacy

After dedicating 11 years of his educational career to Missouri Western, Dr. Robert Vartabedian has announced that he will be stepping down from his presidential role after the 2018-2019 school year. Vartabedian started his career in education 40+ years ago and has decided that he wants it to end at Missouri Western. “You kind of work your entire life to... Read More

President Robert Vartabedian to retire after 11 years

Missouri Western President Robert Vartabedian announced his plans to retire to the Board of Governors, effective July 1, 2019. Vartabedian is entering his eleventh year as Western’s president making him the longest tenured president currently serving at a Missouri public university. “I’m very appreciative of the opportunity that this university has given me to have this presidency as a capstone... Read More

Student reveals discourse from the white house

After weeks of research and writing, Missouri Western junior Dominique Gilbert presented her empirical project about the discourse coming from the White House for the Trump administration around Islamic terrorism in Popplewell on Friday, April 20. Gilbert discussed the White House’s discourse around Islamic terrorism in the United States and about how that discourse may be changing Islamic culture in... Read More