Tim Cloyd

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Drury University has high expectations for the future look and feel of campus as part of its new master plan unveiled Monday.

Students, staff and university officials were on hand for the presentation showcasing the new 25 year strategy which includes new student housing, changes to streets on campus and renovations to existing buildings. Drury partnered with Cooper Robertson, a New York-based architecture and design firm, to develop the plan. Input was also sought from the university and Springfield communities.

Tim Cloyd
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Drury University’s president says collective courage in action and in faith among its faculty, staff and students will play a central role in the school’s success.

The message Wednesday came at the inauguration of Dr. Tim Cloyd, who took over as the school’s top administrator 16 months ago. Speaking inside Stone Chapel amongst university officials dressed in full regalia, Cloyd described Drury’s quest to continue its traditional teaching methods while adapting to social change and demand.

Drury University, Wallace Hall
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Drury University says it fundraising total this year is nearly 25 percent higher than the previous year.

The private, liberal arts school reported Tuesday that it received $9,416,023 in gifts and commitments for the 2016-17 fiscal year. That compares to $7,540,529 the prior year.

Drury University Pleased with Projected Enrollment

Aug 18, 2017
Drury University
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Drury University is crediting new recruitment efforts with higher enrollment to start the 2017-2018 school year. President Tim Cloyd told the Springfield New-Leader earlier this month the number of traditional undergraduate students is expected to top 1,400. That would be nearly 50 students more than the previous year.

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Drury University is seeking input on its campus master planning process, which launches next week with the help of design firm Cooper Robertson.

The architecture and urban design company was recently selected by the Springfield school to lead what it calls a strategic, momentum-building planning process.

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