Encourage scholars and athletes to reach the highest levels of performance. Give all Bears the spaces they deserve. Enhance the entire Missouri State Experience. You do this and more when you give to capital support.
When you step onto any campus, you get a sense of life at that place. In the competitive world of higher education, those first impressions are critical.
What does it take to create a university that is more than stone and steel, mortar and masonry?
How can we display an optimistic, energetic feeling — one that matches the intellectual and social activities that take place here?
We should have a physical presence that matches our mission. We must invigorate our current facilities, and thoughtfully plan and build the facilities that will carry us into the future.
Because of generous donors like you, we have been able to invest in our campus in recent years. We have changed the face of the university, and more improvements are on the way.
WHY ARE GIFTS OF CAPITAL SUPPORT SO IMPORTANT TO MISSOURI STATE?
The right facilities help us improve teaching, learning, recruiting and the entire Missouri State experience.
They give students and faculty members the tools, technologies and state-of-the-art classrooms they need and deserve.
Great architecture and spaces lead to great outcomes. For example, studies have shown the more natural light you can bring into a classroom, the better test scores are for students.
Missouri State is dedicated to improving facilities because the campus experience matters so much to the potential students, faculty and staff we want to recruit and retain. Because of a shrinking pool of possible college students nationwide, MSU faces stiff competition. The look and feel of a campus helps students decide where they want to attend. Fantastic facilities also raise our profile as a major university.
WHY IS NOW A GREAT TIME TO SUPPORT CAPITAL PROJECTS?
Universities must change and adapt to meet the needs of tomorrow’s students.
We have been blessed with private support that has allowed us to enhance some of our spaces.
However, we still have buildings that have waited years for improvements. Modernizing these facilities is a critical ingredient in our growth.
We are excited to do more, and we need your help. We believe Missouri State can create a campus that is second-to-none.
We dream of giving all Bears the spaces they deserve, in every corner of campus.
When you give to facilities, you build our future. Thank you!
“We have taken great strides to improve facilities over the past several years. Our work is not done, and we will continue to enhance the campus. But the real story is the people behind the buildings. We are thankful for the supporters who believed in Missouri state enough to ensure the university’s future. The entire campus community now enjoys amazing facilities made possible by generous support. We hope more progress is to come, and that you will want to be part of our next vision for Missouri State.” – Clif Smart, Missouri State University President
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