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KOKO Interview with President Best
University News, facstaff

President Roger Best Discusses COVID-19 Concerns in Live Interview on March 24

UCM President Roger Best met with Marion “Woody” Woods on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 for a live interview on 1450 KOKO-AM, addressing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the university.

March 24, 2020
MO ABLE at UCM
University News, facstaff

Treasurer Fitzpatrick Announces University of Central Missouri to Offer MO ABLE Payroll Deductions

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced a partnership with the University of Central Missouri and the MO ABLE program. UCM will begin offering payroll deductions for MO ABLE accounts for employees on Feb. 1.

January 30, 2020
Ken Weymuth
University News, Board of Governors, facstaff

Governor Appoints Prominent Sedalia Businessman to UCM's Governing Board

Ken Weymuth, a third-generation business owner from Sedalia, has been named to the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointment, which will be effective through Jan. 1, 2025, pending Missouri Senate confirmation.

January 08, 2020
Michael Sawyer, Ph.D.
facstaff, University News, CAHSS

After Serving as Interim Dean, Sawyer Now Leads CAHSS in Permanent Role

As the University of Central Missouri strives to maintain strong programs in the liberal arts, it will receive leadership from Michael Sawyer, Ph.D., as the new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

December 05, 2019
Lisa Toms
University News, facstaff

Russellville, Ark. Educator Named Vice Provost for Academic Programs at UCM

Filling a position that is critical to student learning at the University of Central Missouri, Dr. Lisa Toms, Russellville, Arkansas, has been named vice provost for Academic Programs and Services. She begins her new responsibilities at UCM on Jan. 2, 2020.

November 21, 2019
Wind Farm
University News, awards, facstaff

UCM Professor Lands Federal Grant to Train Wind Tower Construction and Maintenance Employees

A University of Central Missouri safety professor not only believes interest for electrical safety in the wind power industry will increase, but he’s obtained federal funding to help train wind tower construction and maintenance employees.

October 04, 2019
David Pearce
facstaff, University News

UCM President Appoints Pearce to New Governmental Relations Role

Embracing former Missouri Senator David Pearce’s knowledge of state government and higher education and his passion for the University of Central Missouri, UCM President Roger Best today announced Pearce’s appointment to the newly created position of Executive Director for Governmental Relations.

September 20, 2019
Susan Smedley
facstaff, University News

Marketing, Communications Leader from Texas Brings Experience to New Role as UCM VP

Following an extensive search, the University of Central Missouri announces that Susan Nelson Smedley, Baytown, Texas, is joining UCM as Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Communications. Smedley, whose professional career includes nearly 20 years of higher education communications experience as well as executive-level experience in private industry, begins her new role Aug. 16.

July 22, 2019
Rene Burress and Matt King
awards, University News, facstaff

Burress, King Recognized by American Library Association During National Conference

Rene Burress, a University of Central Missouri faculty member, and Matthew (Matt) King, a graduate student at UCM, were honored by the oldest library association in the world, the American Library Association, during the group’s 2019 national conference, June 20-25 in Washington, D.C.

July 01, 2019
Linda Harris Receives Foster-Inglish Award
University News, facstaff, awards

IMC Designer Linda Harris, LaMonte, Honored with Foster-Inglish PR Award

Linda Harris, a staff member described as someone who “truly exemplifies service to the University of Central Missouri, the Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) office and to students,” has received the 2019 Foster/Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

June 20, 2019
Tim Lowry
University News, facstaff, cmpa

Longtime Local Law Enforcement Professional Shares Knowledge as CMPA's New Director

The University of Central Missouri and the Missouri Safety Center have announced the appointment of Tim Lowry as the new director of the Central Missouri Police Academy on the UCM campus.

June 17, 2019
James “Jack” Horner
University News, facstaff

UCM's 11th President, James Horner Passes Away in St. Louis

James “Jack” Horner, the 11th president of Central Missouri State University, now University of Central Missouri, passed away May 26, 2019, in St. Louis.

June 05, 2019
Michelle Taylor
University News, facstaff, awards

Taylor Honored with J.P. Mees Award During Annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast

With nomination documents citing characteristics that reflect her dedication and commitment to her job; a deeply rooted philosophy of helping her peers to be their best; and a positive attitude, Michelle Taylor has received the 2019 J. P. Mees Award.

May 24, 2019
Kristie Brinkley Staff Award
University News, facstaff, awards

Brinkley Honored as UCM's 2019 Outstanding Staff Award Recipient

Having a reputation for outstanding service to others and tremendous compassion for students, Kristie Brinkley, assistant director for Volunteer Services at the University of Central Missouri, has been honored with the 2019 Outstanding Staff Award.

May 22, 2019
Phillip B. Bridgmon, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

Experienced Education Leader from ATU Appointed UCM's New Provost, VP for Academic Affairs

An experienced and collaborative leader and strategic thinker from Russellville, Arkansas, Phillip B. Bridgmon, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Missouri.

May 16, 2019
KOKO Interview with President Best
University News, facstaff

President Roger Best Discusses COVID-19 Concerns in Live Interview on March 24

UCM President Roger Best met with Marion “Woody” Woods on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 for a live interview on 1450 KOKO-AM, addressing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the university.

March 24, 2020
MO ABLE at UCM
University News, facstaff

Treasurer Fitzpatrick Announces University of Central Missouri to Offer MO ABLE Payroll Deductions

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced a partnership with the University of Central Missouri and the MO ABLE program. UCM will begin offering payroll deductions for MO ABLE accounts for employees on Feb. 1.

January 30, 2020
Ken Weymuth
University News, Board of Governors, facstaff

Governor Appoints Prominent Sedalia Businessman to UCM's Governing Board

Ken Weymuth, a third-generation business owner from Sedalia, has been named to the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointment, which will be effective through Jan. 1, 2025, pending Missouri Senate confirmation.

January 08, 2020
Michael Sawyer, Ph.D.
facstaff, University News, CAHSS

After Serving as Interim Dean, Sawyer Now Leads CAHSS in Permanent Role

As the University of Central Missouri strives to maintain strong programs in the liberal arts, it will receive leadership from Michael Sawyer, Ph.D., as the new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

December 05, 2019
Lisa Toms
University News, facstaff

Russellville, Ark. Educator Named Vice Provost for Academic Programs at UCM

Filling a position that is critical to student learning at the University of Central Missouri, Dr. Lisa Toms, Russellville, Arkansas, has been named vice provost for Academic Programs and Services. She begins her new responsibilities at UCM on Jan. 2, 2020.

November 21, 2019
Wind Farm
University News, awards, facstaff

UCM Professor Lands Federal Grant to Train Wind Tower Construction and Maintenance Employees

A University of Central Missouri safety professor not only believes interest for electrical safety in the wind power industry will increase, but he’s obtained federal funding to help train wind tower construction and maintenance employees.

October 04, 2019
David Pearce
facstaff, University News

UCM President Appoints Pearce to New Governmental Relations Role

Embracing former Missouri Senator David Pearce’s knowledge of state government and higher education and his passion for the University of Central Missouri, UCM President Roger Best today announced Pearce’s appointment to the newly created position of Executive Director for Governmental Relations.

September 20, 2019
Susan Smedley
facstaff, University News

Marketing, Communications Leader from Texas Brings Experience to New Role as UCM VP

Following an extensive search, the University of Central Missouri announces that Susan Nelson Smedley, Baytown, Texas, is joining UCM as Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Communications. Smedley, whose professional career includes nearly 20 years of higher education communications experience as well as executive-level experience in private industry, begins her new role Aug. 16.

July 22, 2019
Rene Burress and Matt King
awards, University News, facstaff

Burress, King Recognized by American Library Association During National Conference

Rene Burress, a University of Central Missouri faculty member, and Matthew (Matt) King, a graduate student at UCM, were honored by the oldest library association in the world, the American Library Association, during the group’s 2019 national conference, June 20-25 in Washington, D.C.

July 01, 2019
Linda Harris Receives Foster-Inglish Award
University News, facstaff, awards

IMC Designer Linda Harris, LaMonte, Honored with Foster-Inglish PR Award

Linda Harris, a staff member described as someone who “truly exemplifies service to the University of Central Missouri, the Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) office and to students,” has received the 2019 Foster/Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

June 20, 2019
Tim Lowry
University News, facstaff, cmpa

Longtime Local Law Enforcement Professional Shares Knowledge as CMPA's New Director

The University of Central Missouri and the Missouri Safety Center have announced the appointment of Tim Lowry as the new director of the Central Missouri Police Academy on the UCM campus.

June 17, 2019
James “Jack” Horner
University News, facstaff

UCM's 11th President, James Horner Passes Away in St. Louis

James “Jack” Horner, the 11th president of Central Missouri State University, now University of Central Missouri, passed away May 26, 2019, in St. Louis.

June 05, 2019
Michelle Taylor
University News, facstaff, awards

Taylor Honored with J.P. Mees Award During Annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast

With nomination documents citing characteristics that reflect her dedication and commitment to her job; a deeply rooted philosophy of helping her peers to be their best; and a positive attitude, Michelle Taylor has received the 2019 J. P. Mees Award.

May 24, 2019
Kristie Brinkley Staff Award
University News, facstaff, awards

Brinkley Honored as UCM's 2019 Outstanding Staff Award Recipient

Having a reputation for outstanding service to others and tremendous compassion for students, Kristie Brinkley, assistant director for Volunteer Services at the University of Central Missouri, has been honored with the 2019 Outstanding Staff Award.

May 22, 2019
Phillip B. Bridgmon, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

Experienced Education Leader from ATU Appointed UCM's New Provost, VP for Academic Affairs

An experienced and collaborative leader and strategic thinker from Russellville, Arkansas, Phillip B. Bridgmon, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Missouri.

May 16, 2019

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