Earlier this month Governor Mike Parson released his budget recommendations. Those recommendations:
- Maintain our core operating appropriation, including the $10 million increase passed last year.
- Include $1.8 million in one-time funding to establish the Missouri Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at JVIC.
- Increase appropriations for state scholarship and grant programs used by many of our students (Access Missouri, A+, Fast Track and Bright Flight).
These recommendations include some of MSU’s legislative priorities for this year. We are grateful for Gov. Parson’s support.
We have already begun working with the legislature to advocate for our other priorities. Earlier this month I testified in support of our priorities to the House Subcommittee on Appropriations – Education. I have also been meeting with legislators throughout the past several weeks.
Our top priority continues to be an inflationary increase in the university’s core operating appropriation.
Provide feedback on SEM
We have made good progress toward finalizing a strategic enrollment management plan. The Board of Governors has approved SEM goals, and our SEM councils continue to meet and develop enrollment strategies.
As we move into the latter stages of our SEM planning process, we want to update the campus community and solicit feedback. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend a SEM Town Hall at 12:15-1:15 p.m. Jan. 29 in the PSU Theater. We look forward to seeing you there!
Wall of Fame nominations
Missouri State University has a history of outstanding faculty and staff. We honor employees who have excelled at Missouri State and significantly contributed to the success and positive experiences of students by recognizing them on the Wall of Fame located outside the Plaster Student Union Ballroom.
Nominations are being accepted for next year’s Wall of Fame honorees through March 13. I encourage you to nominate former Missouri State University employees who you believe should be recognized with this honor. You can complete the nomination form online.
You can find more information about the Wall of Fame (including selection criteria and names of prior honorees) on the Alumni Association webpage.
Thanks for all you do for Missouri State!