President Smart shared his Missouri State Top Ten List, highlighting the great things that happened during 2016.
10) The eFactory successfully launches an accelerator.
9) Three Bears win All-American honors: Lily Johnson, Volleyball; Jake Burger, Baseball; Dylan Cole, Football
8) New Long Range Plan completed with focus on increasing graduations and improving diversity.
7) Student Success included Chorale chosen to perform at presidential inauguration & Ad Team wins national competition again.
6) Athletics Success including Lady Bears return to NCAA tournament and Missouri State Volleyball win MVC conference title.
5) Missouri State receives record grant funding of almost $25 million including $1.3 million Community Foundation of the Ozarks anti-poverty grant.
4) Record growth continues with first to second year student retention rate up to 79% and enrollment record of 26,000 students.
3) Better Facilities as Ellis & Glass Hall renovation projects continue and our new health center is designed and funded
2) 4.5% state funding increase plus $1 million new funding for mechanical engineering & $5 million for Glass Hall project
1) No in-state undergraduate tuition increase in 2016-17 because of strong state funding
Happy New Year!