Welcome from President Smart

If you are new to the Missouri State family, welcome! If you are returning, welcome back!

New Student ConvocationGreat things are happening

  • The residence halls are full to overflowing.
  • Enrollment is expected to be up.
  • New academic programs are beginning.

Join me at these events

New Student Convocation2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, JQH Arena
While we don’t have John Goodman this year, I promise it will be worth your time to attend.

We have several facility dedications coming soon:

  • Soccer and track — 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24
  • Mary Jo Wynn Academic Achievement Center — 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5
  • Lacrosse and field hockey — 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7
  • Sand volleyball — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9
  • Football stadium — 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11

The first home football game is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, with special halftime music and fireworks after the game. (Remember: students get in free.)

I’m excited about the coming year, and I believe that together we can make 2014-15 another great year.

Clif Smart

About Clif Smart

Clifton M. “Clif” Smart III was named interim president on June 27, 2011, and served in that role until he was named the 11th president of Missouri State University on Oct. 16, 2012. He served as the University’s general counsel from December 2007 until being named interim president. Prior to his tenure at Missouri State, Smart practiced in The Strong Law Firm, where he was a shareholder in the firm from 1995-2007 and vice president since 1998.
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