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October Board of Governors Meeting Report

October 13, 2014

Dear Colleagues: The Truman State University Board of Governors met this past Friday in conjunction with Truman Homecoming under the leadership of Board Chair Susan Plassmeyer. The Board had the opportunity to interact with members of the Foundation Board, the Alumni Board, and the Alumni Chapter and Club Leaders, who also met on Friday, as […]

Start of Academic Year Events and August Board of Governors Recap

August 5, 2014

Dear Colleagues: In less than two weeks we will begin a new academic year with a new class of freshmen and transfer students converging on the Truman campus. I hope each of you had a productive and restorative summer and that you are as excited as I am to begin a new academic year. I […]

Update on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

June 27, 2014

Dear Colleagues: On Tuesday, Governor Jay Nixon announced that he is withholding the entire five percent increase for higher education included in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget.  For Truman, this is over $2 million.  While this action is disappointing, it was not unexpected, as the final budget passed by the General Assembly exceeds current revenue […]

Appointment of Dr. Susan Thomas as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

May 12, 2014

Dear Truman Community: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Susan (Sue) L. Thomas as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 21, 2014. Dr. Thomas received high praise throughout the campus evaluation process, and I am confident that the skills, experience and professionalism she brings to the position will serve Truman […]

VPAA Search Update

March 24, 2014

Dear Colleagues: I wanted to provide a quick update on the search for our new Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The search advisory committee has met regularly over the last couple of months to discuss the qualities we seek in a VPAA at Truman.  The job has been posted since mid-February, and Bill Funk and […]