May 19, 2024  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Welcome and Board of Governors


At the University of Central Missouri, student success is our top priority. Your admission to UCM represents our confidence in your ability to succeed and our commitment to partner with you by providing access to outstanding faculty, caring staff, excellent programs, immersive opportunities, and engaged learning.  Along with your commitment to excel, our student success initiatives create for you the foundation and support to achieve your educational goals.

Your UCM experience also includes substantial opportunities for co-curricular and extracurricular involvement, such as internships with leading companies and organizations, study abroad and international study tour experiences, Fraternity and Sorority Life, discipline-based student organizations, theatre productions, orchestra and choir concerts, and Mules and Jennies athletic events, where our student athletes have collectively won numerous national championships in Division II.  

Our commitment to you includes many initiatives designed to enhance your post-UCM success, whether through cutting-edge academic programs which ensure career-readiness, service-learning projects, the Undergraduate Research Symposium in which students present research findings in collaboration with faculty, participation in regional and national academic competitions, or the Career Expo and other career preparatory services offered through the Office of Career Services.  We know you will also enjoy being part of a diverse campus setting that introduces you to people, cultures and experiences that make you better prepared to serve in a global society – all part of our promise to provide an educational environment where you can experience learning to a greater degree.

Our caring, dedicated faculty and staff are committed to standing beside you in pursuit of your dream of a college education that will serve you well into the future. Thank you for choosing UCM.  We look forward to joining you on your education journey.


Roger J. Best, Ph.D.
President, University of Central Missouri

                                         Board of Governors

Stephen Abney
Board President
John Collier
Board Vice President
Mary Dandurand
Board Secretary
Zachary Racy
Student Governor
Marvin E. Wright
Kenneth Weymuth
Mary Long
Kansas City
Gus Wetzel II