Clif Smart

Clif Smart
Missouri State University

Missouri State University’s amended non-discrimination policy puts into writing current practices and clarifies any confusion with regards to existing law.

A Senate committee is considering a bill (SB 731) to allow students to carry concealed weapons on college campuses in Missouri.

The bill, proposed by state Sen. Brian Munzlinger,  R-Williamstown, drew a strong reaction from both supporters and opponents during a hearing today.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri State University President Clif Smart says he’s concerned over legislation to lift the current ban on the carrying of concealed firearms at the state’s colleges and universities.

Speaking to KSMU during its monthly program Engaging the Community, Smart says the bills that were pre-filed ahead of the legislation session could pose more harm than good.

“We just think the danger of accidental shootings and suicides and shootings in anger way overcome the possibility that a student having a gun on campus might be able to thwart a terrorist attack,” he said.  

Missouri State University

A Missouri State University administrator who was the subject of a recent investigation to determine if he had been discriminated against will resign.

Dr. Ken Coopwood will step down from his position as vice president of Diversity and Inclusion on April 30. The school says he is on leave until that time.

Missouri State University

An independent review has found no evidence to support allegations of race-based discrimination against Dr. Ken Coopwood, Missouri State University’s vice president of Diversity and Inclusion.

The school issued a statement and executive summary concerning the investigation on Thursday, a day after the full report was shared with the MSU Board of Governors.

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