Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Welcome and Board of Governors


At the University of Central Missouri, your 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. These vast opportunities include nationally-ranked academic programs which ensure exceptional preparation, service-learning projects, the Undergraduate Research Symposium in which students present research findings in collaboration with faculty members, participation in regional and national academic competitions, or career fairs and other career preparatory services offered through the Office of Career and Life Design.  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 what we live:  Education for Service.

Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to standing beside you in pursuit of an educational experience that will serve you well into the future. Thank you for choosing UCM.  We look forward to working with you during your higher education journey.


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

                                         Board of Governors

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