About the Council

Launched in 2022, the University Council brings together in one group many of the most committed donors and volunteers that support Missouri Western. Council members enjoy access to special by-invitation-only events, presentations from President Elizabeth Kennedy and her Cabinet, and frequent e-newsletters. Participating in Council events is a great way to stay current with the latest student accomplishments, academic successes, new partnerships, and future strategic plans of the University.

Members will be in the know when speaking with fellow community members, business leaders, public officials, prospective students or their families, Griffon alumni, or potential donors. Council members are invited to participate in supporting the University’s legislative affairs and advocating within our region, encouraging community members to enroll at, invest in, and partner with the University.

Share Council-Member News

We want to hear from you! We invite Council members and others to submit notes that may be included in future newsletters. We are proud of our talented, generous, and accomplished Council members, so if a Council member has received a community or University award, joined a new organization, participated in a significant volunteer effort on behalf of Missouri Western, please email us by following this link or by contacting Marc Archambault, Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director of MWSU Foundation.


The Council numbers over 100 individuals.

It automatically includes all members of MWSU’s

  • Alumni Board

An alumni board that undertakes programs to grow alumni engagement with the University and aids University objectives that support current students

  • Ambassadors Executive Board & Ambassadors Scholarship Champions

A blend of community members and University faculty/staff who gather together for informational presentations about the University and raise funds to support scholarships for non-traditional students

  • Arts Society Council

Patrons of the Arts at Missouri Western whose annual contributions support special initiatives in campus Arts

  • Board of Governors

State-appointed volunteer leadership board governing the University

  • Craig School of Business National Executive Advisory Council

Business leaders who advise the Craig School of Business leadership

  • Engineering Technology Advancement Committee (ETAC)

Local industry partners who provide advice and financial support to the Engineering Technology department

  • Foundation Board

Volunteer fiduciary group that oversees the management of the endowment and gift funds

  • Gold Coat Club Board

Alumni and friends who guide a club that provides financial support to the University’s Athletics programs

  • Western League for Excellence – Founders Circle, Governors Circle, and President’s Circle members

Donors who make annual gifts of unrestricted funds to the University

  • Hall of Fame Committee

Group that organizes the recognition of individuals and teams in the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

Over time, the Council may expand to include other similar organizations as well.

University Points of Pride

You can learn about a wide range of general University facts and distinctive institutional points of pride that we encourage you to share with others in your personal and professional circles.

We Want to Hear from You

Is there a topic you’d like to learn more about?  Do you want your MWSU-affiliated group to be included in the Council? Send a note to Marc Archambault, Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director of MWSU Foundation.