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Office of the President

President Dean Van Galen walking with Lion mascot

President's Message

"I am proud that Missouri Southern is a vibrant, student-centered university – a community that positively impacts the lives of our students, and the future of our region and world. Working together, we will build upon our traditions and strengths to develop an even stronger and more dynamic university." - President Dean Van Galen

The Value of Missouri Southern 


Our international mission strives to broaden your horizons. Whether it’s our study abroad partnerships with universities around the globe or our award-winning themed semesters, Missouri Southern brings the world to you.

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You’re more than just an ID number on an attendance sheet. With our low student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes, you’re a valued member of our Lion community. Develop relationships with faculty and peers that can set you on the path to academic success.

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What do Crime Scene Investigation, EMS training, a mock courtroom, 3D printers, and bee hives on a native prairie have in common? All are hands-on learning environments and experiences at Missouri Southern. Learn by doing, and gain practical knowledge that can prove invaluable in the workforce.

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Contact the Department

Dr. Dean Van Galen
Temporary Office Location: Webster Hall 362

Jeanie Nice
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 417-625-9501