Missouri State University

Stephanie Bryant
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The dean of Missouri State University’s College of Business will depart in December after six and half years on the job.

Stephanie Bryant has accepted the role of executive vice president and chief accreditation officer for the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

“I will dearly miss the students, faculty, athletes and coaches, MSU leadership team, friends, and community of Springfield,” Bryant said in a statement Monday. “My years as a Bear will always have a special place in my heart.

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The Missouri State University Libraries, in partnership with local history blog Ozarks Alive, has received a grant through the National Park Service to document historic trucking along Route 66.

The $5,100 grant from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program will focus on the history of trucking along the Missouri section of the Mother Road from 1926 to 1985 through oral history interviews.

Clif Smart
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Missouri State University President Clif Smart earned high marks by the Board of Governors during his recent annual performance evaluation.

Smart presented his self-assessment at the board’s annual summer retreat in June. It was followed by an electronic survey that each board member completed assessing Smart’s performance in nine major categories.

It’s tough for an author to get published by one of the Big Five publishers, but Ozarks native Nancy Allen has done it.

Allen, who practiced law in Missouri for 15 years, is not only the author of the Ozarks Mystery Series published by HarperCollins, but she’s also teaming up with best-selling author James Patterson on a new book.

For the last few decades, organizations in the United States have begun placing greater priority on globalization efforts, whether it is through establishing partnerships worldwide, increasing e-commerce or offering enrichment activities for employees. Missouri State University has certainly pushed forward in this area, as well.

Brad Bodenhausen, associate vice president of international education and training, and director of international programs at Missouri State, discusses how globalization fits into the mission of the university.

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