MBU Trustees approve new faculty, consultant 

Missouri Baptist University’s Board of Trustees approved several new faculty members and a consultant at their regularly-scheduled meeting May 28.

The Board approved the faculty appointments of Rebecca Williams as Special Lecturer of English, Dr. Jane Brown as Assistant Professor of Education and Director of PK-12 Education Leadership Programs and Kathleen Bauer as Assistant Professor of Education.

In addition, The Board approved the contract of Dr. Rodney Harrison to act as a consultant with the University. In this role, Dr. Harrison will develop an educational effectiveness report for the Board’s review. Dr. Harrison currently serves at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as the Dean of Post-Graduate Studies, Distance Education and Effectiveness and as a Professor of Christian Education.  

In other news, the Board:

  • Approved revisions to the University Bylaws and worked through updates to the Articles of Incorporation to align with Missouri Baptist Convention governing documents for Convention entities.
  • Received updates on both the renovation project of the Jung-Kellogg Library and Phase II of Spartan Field. Both projects are expected to be completed next fall.  The renovation to the Jung-Kellogg Library is aimed at empowering the 21st century student to engage in innovative learning.  As part of the project, the University is working to develop a modern approach in creating more functional open space areas, address technology needs and to identify innovative furniture concepts that support today’s student learners. Phase II of Spartan Field will include an enhanced walking trail from main campus, bleachers, concession stands and restrooms.
  • Approved a resolution of appreciation for members of the President’s Club, which is comprised of donors who have given $1,000 or more to MBU in the last year.