Category: Institutional

As expected, Missouri Western’s undergraduate enrollment numbers are down for the 2016 spring semester. Currently, 4,374 undergraduates are enrolled this semester, down from 4,694 last spring. This follows after the university saw a drop in last semester’s enrollment numbers as well. Interim Director of Admissions Peggy Payne said the seven percent decrease was expected and…

A House bill with the potential to drastically change how state universities within Missouri operate their student health services will make its way through committee hearings this month, but it seems as though Missouri Western will be left unaffected. House Bill 2096, authored by Rep. Jason Chipman, R-Steelville, mandates that state universities will not be allowed to…

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…

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…