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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

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

Western increases tuition for Fall 2017

Students can expect a slight tuition increase for the fall of 2017. Missouri Western’s Board of Governors approved a 0.79 percent mid-year tuition increase to take effect this fall.The tuition increase will not be applied to students in the spring semester, but Administrators are still discussing if the fee will be applied to students enrolling in summer courses. Prior to... Read More

Editorial: Dear Governor Greitens

Dear Governor Greitens, We are writing to ask the question on the mind of every public college and university across the state: What the hell? We understand the need for budget cuts and that to balance the Missouri state deficit things had to change. However, we are a little curious why you chose to take a majority of the deficit... Read More

Western sees red: university taps into reserve funds

Fueled by a decline in enrollment and rise in expenses, Missouri Western was $1.4 million in the red last year and has had a $3 million deficit over the past three years. That trend has pulled the university’s reserves down to $7.3 million as of fiscal year 2016, making such losses unsustainable. This year — Fiscal Year 2017, ending June... Read More