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Robert W. Plaster School of Business

School of Education

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Employment Opportunities


About Joplin, Southwest MO

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Vice Presidents

Executive Vice President, Executive Director, Missouri Southern Foundation
Dr. Brad Hodson

Brad Hodson Areas of responsibility: Admissions, Advertising Sales, Alumni Association, Fundraising, Missouri Southern Foundation,Governmental Relations, University Relations & Marketing






Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Paula Phillips Carson

Dr. Paul Carson Areas of responsibility:
School of Arts & Science, School of Education, Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration, School of Health Sciences, Assessment & Institutional Research, First-Year Experience, Honors Program, Spiva Library, International Studies, Graduate Studies & Distance Learning, Institutional Effectiveness.



Vice President for Business Affairs
Mr. Rob Yust

Rob Yust Areas of responsibility: Budgeting and Operations, Human Resources, Physical Plant, Risk Management, Information Technology Services, Treasurer







Vice President of  Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Mr. Darren Fullerton

Darren Fullerton Areas of responsibility: Advising, Counseling & Testing Services (ACTS), Dean of Students, Campus Card Services Center, Career Services, Child Development Center, University Police, Disability Services, Financial Aid, Food/Dining Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Success Center, Trio Programs (Project STAY, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search), Recreational Services, Registrar, Residence Halls, Student Activities, Willcoxon Student Health Center, Student Policies