Clif Smart

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.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Calling for better accountability and commitment to Missouri State University’s public affairs mission, a group of students has delivered recommendations to the Board of Governors on how to improve the school’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

Following the issuance of demands by a student group at Missouri State University, MSU’s president, Clif Smart, and MSU Board of Governor chair, Steve Hoven, have issued a statement they say, “underscores our commitment to diversity.”  In the statement, issued today, they outline what they call “the university’s continued path toward inclusiv

Duane G. Meyer
Missouri State University

Missouri State University today is remembering the school’s sixth president as an innovator and a visionary.

Dr. Duane G. Meyer died Sunday at the age of 89. Meyer led MSU from 1971-83, during which it was called Southwest Missouri State College and renamed Southwest Missouri State University.