The university welcomed two new leaders to its ranks earlier this year. Dr. Brad Hodson was appointed executive vice president, while Dr. Paula Phillips Carson was named as the institution’s new provost/vice president for academic affairs.

HodsonCarsonHodson leads a restructured division at Missouri Southern which brings together all of the offices responsible for the advancement of the university – Admissions, University Relations & Marketing, Governmental & Community Relations, Alumni Relations, Fundraising and Business Development.

Carson, a longtime administrator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, joined Missouri Southern this summer, overseeing all academic programming and
faculty as the university’s
chief academic officer. She stepped into the role following the retirement of Dr. Pat Lipira, who served as vice president for academic affairs since 2012.