Clif Smart

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Missouri State University introduced its new head men's basketball coach in a press conference  Thursday. The university’s Board of Governors approved the hiring of head coach Dana Ford the day before.

Ford said there must be a change in mindset when it comes to the atmosphere surrounding Missouri State men’s basketball.

“When the word 'championship' is brought up, we’ve got to be about that. That’s got to be our expectation,” Ford said.

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Under Governor Eric Greitens' proposed FY19 budget, public universities in Missouri would see a 10 percent decrease in funding.  Missouri State University President Clif Smart said that would mean a reduction of $8,668,000 for the university.  According to Smart, if that reduction is realized, MSU would be receiving $10 million less  than it received in 2001 when the university had 6000 fewer students.

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Colleges and universities across the country are closely watching efforts in Congress to pass a major tax overhaul. Both the House and Senate have reportedly reached an agreement in conference committee, and could vote on a final bill next week.

Greenwood Renovation
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Funds for phase one of a multi-million dollar renovation to Greenwood Laboratory School on the Missouri State University campus have been raised. The school hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, celebrating the $1.4 million that will allow for upgrades to its locker rooms.

The school’s five-person project steering committee will now focus on raising funds for the two final phases.

MSU-West Plains
MSU-West Plains

Missouri State University-West Plains will welcome a new chancellor next spring, as Dr. Drew Bennett is stepping down at the conclusion of the academic year.

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