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Missouri State University has named an interim dean for its College of Business. The announcement comes a week before the college reveals the completion of a yearlong building expansion and renovation.   

Dr. David Meinert will serve in the role for 18 months beginning Jan. 1. A national search for a permanent dean will begin in fall 2018.

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Missouri State University aims to boost retention rates of first-time, full-time students moving forward. The goal was among several announced Monday by President Clif Smart during his annual State of the University address, under the theme “Raising the Profile of the University.”

Since 2009, student retention rates have hovered around 75 percent. The school is hoping to increase that figure to at least 80 percent, the rate of MSU’s three main public competitors, according to Smart.

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During our monthly conversation with Missouri State University President Clif Smart, the President examines some key points from Thursday’s State of the University Speech.  

With the fall 2013 semester in full swing, Missouri State President Clif Smart presented his annual State of the University Address to faculty and staff. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was there and has this report.