Tag: Mike Godard

Natalie Peirce wins national academic advising award

Natalie Peirce, senior advisor at UCM’s new Success Advising Center, has been an advisor at UCM since 2012. She has helped numerous students get through their academic careers. Now she is nationally recognized for her advising work. She received the Outstanding Academic Advising Award in the Academic Advising Primary Role category from the Global Community for… Read more »

UCM awarded grant to help increase retention

UCM was recently awarded the $2.7 million Strengthening Institutions Grant through the U.S. Department of Education to help increase retention rates on campus by adding new programs, funding the employees at the Success Advising Center and improving the first-year experience. “The timing of opening up the new Success Advising Center and awarding this grant, the… Read more »

Cutting the president’s salary is not the answer

The president of our university earns more than anyone else at our university. In the university’s current financial climate, it is understandable that a little more attention has been given to that fact. The attention has become more prevalent and more open. It is also a bit misguided. At the student forum held on April… Read more »

Graduate Assistant positions now require justification

Graduate assistantship positions at UCM are required to go through a justification process if they don’t generate revenue, due to budget cuts. The department chairs and faculty fill out a justification form that gets reviewed by the Office of Graduate Education and Research, then sent to the office of Mike Godard, interim provost-chief learning officer…. Read more »

Students have many questions at SGA forum

VIDEO BY KAITLIN BROTHERS / MULTIMEDIA EDITOR (WARRENSBURG, Mo. )– The Student Government Association student forum was held last Tuesday with President Chuck Ambrose, Interim Provost-Chief Learning Officer Mike Godard, and Interim Executive Vice President and COO Roger Best. Students lined up to ask Ambrose and Godard many questions about the reorganization of the College… Read more »

Budget forum has big turnout, small pushback

Some 450 faculty and staff attended a much-anticipated general faculty meeting Wednesday where President Chuck Ambrose outlined $10.7 million in budget cuts and a possible reorganization of the four colleges on campus to three. Due to deeper cuts in state appropriations for fiscal year 2019, which would be $5.6 million based on Gov. Eric Greiten’s… Read more »

UCM experiencing growth in full-time Undergraduate and Transfer students

by JAY EVANS Reporter (WARRENSBURG. Mo.) – UCM experiencing growth in Full-time Undergraduate and Transfer students. Four weeks into the 2017 Fall semester, The University of Central Missouri is experiencing growth in two significant areas of focus: new full-time undergraduate students and transfer students. UCM President Charles Ambrose said, “Enrollment growth among first-time undergraduates is particularly… Read more »