MSU battles $641,000 budget shortfall

The $641,000 budget shortfall in May presented administrators with a challenge to balance the budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Marilyn Fowlé, vice president of administration and finance, said she and other administrators predicted a $1.2 million decrease, but in the last nights of legislative … [Read more...]

Empty Bowls are full of hope

The fifth annual Empty Bowls event, held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, does more than just raise money for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.Bob Barrow, artist and volunteer at the event, said, "It's a great city event and it is going to help people."Forty  students and non students made clay … [Read more...]

Board gives go ahead for strategic plan

At a two-day Board of Regents meeting and retreat on Feb. 11-12, University President Suzanne Shipley presented a concept for a strategic plan to get feedback coordinated by a committee of yet-to-be-determined members. "We want to start the committee with 20 priorities, give it to the campus and … [Read more...]

607 degrees awarded at fall graduation

 Facts and FiguresDate | Dec. 12, 2015 Location | Kay Yeager Coliseum Speaker | Catherine Davis, vice president of marketing for Neiman Marcus Hardin Professor Award | Susan Harvey DegreesMaster’s |118Bachelor’s | 487Associate's | 2TOTAL | 607 (including 174 August graduates)BY COLLEGEDillard … [Read more...]

Shipley inaugurated as 11th university president

INAUGURATION OF Suzanne Shipley, Ph.D. HER SPEECH | "Building Bridges to a Vibrant Future" INAUGURATION STORIES Times-Record-News | Shipley inaugurated as MSU’s 11th president KFDX | Dr. Suzanne Shipley Inaugurated as MSU's 11th President THE PEOPLE Tobin McDuff | master of ceremonies, … [Read more...]

University President: Talk to me

Before I committed to attend MSU, I went to a Mustangs Rally. There were seniors from across the country who were curious as to what MSU had to offer; however, I already had done my research about the university and was almost sure that I would attend MSU in the fall. Instead, I was looking for … [Read more...]

A new university president: first impressions go both ways

In her first six weeks as president, Suzanne Shipley has not had much time to sit still. In between constant meetings with administrators, alumni and prospective donors, she is learning the MSU lifestyle and even building a social media presence in a town close to her roots. "Everybody has … [Read more...]

Shipley: ‘Welcome home to Midwestern State University’

Welcome home to Midwestern State University. I am your new president, and I hope you are as thrilled as I am to join the MSU family. By the time you read this I should be settled into my office and ready to start an exciting new semester. My husband Randy Wadsworth and our cross-country-traveling … [Read more...]

Regents approve new president’s contract

Members of the MSU Board of Regents approved a contract today for incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, paying her an annual salary of $310,000. According to the Texas Tribune, retiring University President Jesse Rogers was making $239,004. However, according to Julie Gaynor, director … [Read more...]

Board officially hires Shipley as president

In a short meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Regents officially appointed Suzanne Shipley as the 11th university president. Student Regent Jesse Brown said the board also advanced Shipley's start date to Aug. 8 this year. "I'm excited," Brown said after the meeting. "I know she's going to … [Read more...]