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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

University hires Royall & Company to boost enrollment

Missouri Western’s overall enrollment is down 3 percent, Paul Orscheln, Vice President for enrollment management and retention, said in a press release. However, the number of new students, including freshmen and transfer students attending Western for the first time, has increased slightly. To enhance this trend and increase overall enrollment, Orscheln, who has been employed at Western for six months,... Read More