President's Office

  • August Board of Governors Meeting

    August 3, 2020

    Dear Colleagues: The Truman State University Board of Governors met on campus this past weekend under the leadership of Board Chair Jennifer Kopp Dameron.  In line with Truman’s return to campus plan, the Board members, and everyone in the room, wore masks for the entire meeting and maintained social distance.  The Board began the meeting by recognizing Tiffany Middlemas, former […]

  • Statement of Commitment to Racial Equity and Institutional Change

    July 15, 2020

    Statement of Commitment to Racial Equity and Institutional Change To examine structural and systemic racism, Truman recently conducted a town hall on racial injustice and inequity to provide an opportunity to gain a shared understanding of what must be done to accomplish institutional change. When asked what Truman should do immediately, members of the panel […]

  • COVID-19 Update: Return to Campus

    July 9, 2020

    Introduction The world as we knew it changed forever in March.  Faced with unparalleled challenges and no roadmap to navigate them, our faculty, staff and students came together to face the uncertainty and rise to the occasion.  Overcoming personal challenges and stressors and making adjustments on the fly to address the demands of a rapidly […]

  • Budget Update

    July 2, 2020

    Dear Colleagues: On Tuesday, June 30, Governor Parson signed the FY 2021 budget bills; yesterday, July 1 began FY 2021.  As you will recall, as the result of two withholds by the Governor in the last quarter of FY 2020, Truman’s state appropriation was cut by approximately 12.5% which equates to approximately $5.2 million.  Add to […]

  • Position and Compensation Letters

    June 29, 2020

    As President Thomas noted in an email following the June 13th Board of Governors meeting and as announced in the June 22nd Truman Today, starting with the new fiscal year (July 1), faculty and staff who have previously received annual contracts or salary letters will no longer receive these paper documents.  Instead, for this year […]