The Missouri State University Board of Governors once again noted President Clifton M. “Clif” Smart III’s outstanding performance and leadership as president of Missouri State in fiscal year 2023.
Smart presented his self-assessment to the board in an executive session at its June meeting.
The board began the process via an electronic survey that evaluated Smart in nine major categories:
- Strategic leadership.
- Educational leadership.
- Organizational management.
- Financial management.
- External relations.
- Internal relations.
- Board and governance relations.
- Personal characteristics and values.
The board completed its evaluation on Aug. 4 as part of its regular board meeting. Wrapping his 12th year as president, Smart again demonstrated strong management and leadership skills as the university completed another successful year.
“President Smart and his team overachieved with the implementation of the academic realignment plan in a 12-month period, along with a significant rebound in enrollment when other colleges continue to decline post-pandemic,” said board Chair Chris Waters.
Smart will receive a 5% raise, the same increase that was given to all full-time employees. This…