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Message from the Dean

Joseph LewandowskiIt is my sincere pleasure to thank you for your interest in The Honors College at the University of Central Missouri.

The Honors College is a collegial environment that fosters high levels of achievement and innovation within, across, and beyond traditional academic disciplines and boundaries.

Our College is comprised of highly capable and motivated undergraduates. Students in The Honors College enjoy a uniquely flexible program in which to pursue their commitment to academic excellence, including smaller honors-designated classes and honors-only colloquia, the opportunity to work directly with outstanding faculty on a capstone honors project, and a range of social events and networking opportunities.

Graduates of The Honors College pursue a wide variety of exciting career options in public service and the private sector, as well as advanced study in graduate and professional programs.

The great American philosopher John Dewey once remarked that, “the word mind is primarily a verb.” Of course he was lamenting the fact that we all too often think of “mind” as a noun—as an independent and static thing, rather than a lively and engaged activity. I look forward to welcoming you to The Honors College—where the life of the mind is lived.


Joseph D. Lewandowski
Dean, The Honors College and International Affairs