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UCM Board Adopts Budget Proposal that Includes Changes in Employee Compensation

Although the University of Central Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget will not be finalized until June 2019, the forecast for revenue and anticipated expenditures includes a plan to increase compensation for UCM employees.

April 26, 2019
UCM Presidents
history, facstaff, ucmblog

Take a Look Back at UCM's Legacy of Leaders Who Shaped Campus

President Best continues a long tradition of campus leaders who have impacted higher education in the state of Missouri dating back to the university’s days as the State Normal School for the Second Normal District.

April 11, 2019
President Roger J. Best, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff, events

UCM Celebrates Inauguration of 16th President Roger Best April 18

With the theme, ”Milestones,” to commemorate the University of Central Missouri’s rich history, the inauguration of Roger J. Best, Ph.D., as UCM’s 16th president takes place Thursday, April 18, in the Multipurpose Building.

March 29, 2019
Bill Hawley
University News, facstaff

Best Turns to Hawley to Provide Leadership as Vice President of Finance and Operations

After considering his excellent performance and contributions on numerous initiatives, UCM President Roger Best today announced the appointment of Hawley as UCM’s Vice President for Finance and Operations, effective April 1.

March 25, 2019
Shaunte Montgomery
University News, facstaff

UCM Hires Expert in Student Support to Lead Student Success Initiatives Under Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant

UCM has appointed Shaunte Montgomery as Title III Project Manager and Director of First Year Programs.

February 28, 2019
Meng Chen, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

UCM Taps Meng Chen to Lead Office of Analytics and Institutional Research

Assuming a position that is instrumental in the collection of data used in strategic decision making at the University of Central Missouri, Meng Chen, Ph.D., has been named the director of university analytics and institutional research.

February 14, 2019
Chris Beggs
studentsuccess, University News, facstaff

UCM Appoints Executive Director for Academic Support Services

Chris Beggs, a University of Central Missouri staff member who has played an important role in student success during his nearly seven-year tenure, has been named the university's executive director of Academic Support Services.

January 07, 2019
Lindsay Chapman
University News, facstaff, awards

UCM General Counsel Receives Missouri In-House Counsel Award

Missouri Lawyers Media recently recognized Lindsay Chapman, general counsel for the University of Central Missouri, as a recipient of a 2018 In-House Counsel Award. The awards breakfast and presentation took place Nov. 8 in Clayton, Mo.

November 27, 2018
Dr. Jose Mercado
University News, facstaff

Longtime Academic Leader Mercado Becomes Dean of Harmon College Jan. 1

A dedicated educator who has served the University of Central Missouri and its students since 1988 today was named dean of the Adrian and Margaret Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies (HCBPS). Jose Mercado, Ph.D., who currently serves as chair of the School of Business Administration: Division of Business Analytics, assumes this post-Jan. 1, 2019.

November 17, 2018
Dr. Roger Best
University News, facstaff

Following Interim Appointment, Board Turns to Best to Lead UCM as President

Taking advantage of the University of Central Missouri’s internal administrative and leadership talent, the UCM Board of Governors today named Roger Best, Ph.D., the university’s 16th president.

November 05, 2018
Doctor Greeting Patient
University News, facstaff

Board Approves Healthcare Insurance Rates

While continuing to keep costs as low as possible and provide quality coverage, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved accepting a zero percent rate change in one of the employee healthcare insurance plan options and a 1.83 percent rate increase in the remaining two options from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City for the 2019 benefit year.

September 26, 2018
Administration Building
University News, facstaff

Jefferson City Attorney Assumes Associate General Counsel/ADA Post at UCM

Filling a crucial role at the University of Central Missouri, Danelle Kaye Cord, Jefferson City, has been named Associate General Counsel/Director of Accessibility Services. She begins her new role Sept. 10.

September 07, 2018
Drew Griffin
University News, facstaff

Griffin Named Assistant Provost for Admissions/Financial Aid

Drew Griffin has been named the Assistant Vice Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Central Missouri, effective Aug.31.

August 24, 2018
Seal of the University of Central Missouri
University News, facstaff

Governor Parson Makes Appointments to UCM Governing Board

Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson has announced the appointment of four individuals to the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors. This includes two members who are being reappointed to their board posts, one new board member appointment, and one student representative to the board.

August 02, 2018
Sarah Chamberlin and Kelly Waldram Cramer
facstaff, University News, awards

Chamberlin's Dedication, Work Recognized Through Foster-Inglish Award

Whether she is handling publication and web design or sharing her ideas about strategic and artistic direction, Sarah Chamberlin’s contributions to the University of Central Missouri have a widespread impact on the institution’s reputation and graphic identity. Her diligence and commitment to high-quality work have contributed to her selection as the 2018 recipient of the highest honor given annually to a member of the University Relations staff.

August 01, 2018
UCM Seal
University News, facstaff

UCM Board Adopts Budget Proposal that Includes Changes in Employee Compensation

Although the University of Central Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget will not be finalized until June 2019, the forecast for revenue and anticipated expenditures includes a plan to increase compensation for UCM employees.

April 26, 2019
UCM Presidents
history, facstaff, ucmblog

Take a Look Back at UCM's Legacy of Leaders Who Shaped Campus

President Best continues a long tradition of campus leaders who have impacted higher education in the state of Missouri dating back to the university’s days as the State Normal School for the Second Normal District.

April 11, 2019
President Roger J. Best, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff, events

UCM Celebrates Inauguration of 16th President Roger Best April 18

With the theme, ”Milestones,” to commemorate the University of Central Missouri’s rich history, the inauguration of Roger J. Best, Ph.D., as UCM’s 16th president takes place Thursday, April 18, in the Multipurpose Building.

March 29, 2019
Bill Hawley
University News, facstaff

Best Turns to Hawley to Provide Leadership as Vice President of Finance and Operations

After considering his excellent performance and contributions on numerous initiatives, UCM President Roger Best today announced the appointment of Hawley as UCM’s Vice President for Finance and Operations, effective April 1.

March 25, 2019
Shaunte Montgomery
University News, facstaff

UCM Hires Expert in Student Support to Lead Student Success Initiatives Under Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant

UCM has appointed Shaunte Montgomery as Title III Project Manager and Director of First Year Programs.

February 28, 2019
Meng Chen, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

UCM Taps Meng Chen to Lead Office of Analytics and Institutional Research

Assuming a position that is instrumental in the collection of data used in strategic decision making at the University of Central Missouri, Meng Chen, Ph.D., has been named the director of university analytics and institutional research.

February 14, 2019
Chris Beggs
studentsuccess, University News, facstaff

UCM Appoints Executive Director for Academic Support Services

Chris Beggs, a University of Central Missouri staff member who has played an important role in student success during his nearly seven-year tenure, has been named the university's executive director of Academic Support Services.

January 07, 2019
Lindsay Chapman
University News, facstaff, awards

UCM General Counsel Receives Missouri In-House Counsel Award

Missouri Lawyers Media recently recognized Lindsay Chapman, general counsel for the University of Central Missouri, as a recipient of a 2018 In-House Counsel Award. The awards breakfast and presentation took place Nov. 8 in Clayton, Mo.

November 27, 2018
Dr. Jose Mercado
University News, facstaff

Longtime Academic Leader Mercado Becomes Dean of Harmon College Jan. 1

A dedicated educator who has served the University of Central Missouri and its students since 1988 today was named dean of the Adrian and Margaret Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies (HCBPS). Jose Mercado, Ph.D., who currently serves as chair of the School of Business Administration: Division of Business Analytics, assumes this post-Jan. 1, 2019.

November 17, 2018
Dr. Roger Best
University News, facstaff

Following Interim Appointment, Board Turns to Best to Lead UCM as President

Taking advantage of the University of Central Missouri’s internal administrative and leadership talent, the UCM Board of Governors today named Roger Best, Ph.D., the university’s 16th president.

November 05, 2018
Doctor Greeting Patient
University News, facstaff

Board Approves Healthcare Insurance Rates

While continuing to keep costs as low as possible and provide quality coverage, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved accepting a zero percent rate change in one of the employee healthcare insurance plan options and a 1.83 percent rate increase in the remaining two options from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City for the 2019 benefit year.

September 26, 2018
Administration Building
University News, facstaff

Jefferson City Attorney Assumes Associate General Counsel/ADA Post at UCM

Filling a crucial role at the University of Central Missouri, Danelle Kaye Cord, Jefferson City, has been named Associate General Counsel/Director of Accessibility Services. She begins her new role Sept. 10.

September 07, 2018
Drew Griffin
University News, facstaff

Griffin Named Assistant Provost for Admissions/Financial Aid

Drew Griffin has been named the Assistant Vice Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Central Missouri, effective Aug.31.

August 24, 2018
Seal of the University of Central Missouri
University News, facstaff

Governor Parson Makes Appointments to UCM Governing Board

Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson has announced the appointment of four individuals to the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors. This includes two members who are being reappointed to their board posts, one new board member appointment, and one student representative to the board.

August 02, 2018
Sarah Chamberlin and Kelly Waldram Cramer
facstaff, University News, awards

Chamberlin's Dedication, Work Recognized Through Foster-Inglish Award

Whether she is handling publication and web design or sharing her ideas about strategic and artistic direction, Sarah Chamberlin’s contributions to the University of Central Missouri have a widespread impact on the institution’s reputation and graphic identity. Her diligence and commitment to high-quality work have contributed to her selection as the 2018 recipient of the highest honor given annually to a member of the University Relations staff.

August 01, 2018

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