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Western loses $1.6 million in state allocations

In efforts to conserve funds and ‘tighten the belt’ of Missouri’s economy, newly appointed Governor Eric Greitens has slashed approximately $55.9 million in higher education funding for four year colleges and universities throughout the state. Of the $55.9 million, Missouri Western will see a $1.6 million withholdment of state allocations, effective immediately. For the Fiscal Year 2016, state appropriations accounted... Read More

Higher education performance funding to increase?

Missouri Western is potentially in line to receive an additional $600,000 in funding next year. The Missouri Legislature is currently in the process of debating on an approximate 3 percent increase for higher education funding across the state. At this point, the outcome of House Bill 3 is in the hands of lawmakers in Jefferson City; however Vice President for... Read More

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s Appropriation plan shows increase towards Higher Education

When considering Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s appropriation plan for higher education, Missouri Western officials say a look under the hood may be in order. Nixon is calling for $34 million for higher education. Missouri Western could receive a boost of 3.4 percent after meeting certain criteria. Dr. Robert Vartabedian, university president, said the problem is that the budget isn’t clear... Read More

Craig School of Business

Dr. Philip Nitse has served as dean of the Craig School of Business since 2010 and interim dean of the College of Professional Studies since 2011, but he is following his desire to return to the classroom as a member of the CSB faculty. Missouri Western Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Jeanne Daffron announced Monday that there was... Read More

New formula for funding Higher Education

Missouri Western received $1,560 in state appropriations per student in 2012, which is 26.8 percent lower than the average in state appropriation. That may soon change. The Missouri Joint Committee on Education is working to create a new formula for funding higher education with House Bill 1731. President Robert Vartabedian traveled to Warrensburg, Mo., to address the committee on the... Read More