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MBU welcomes new Board of Trustees

Missouri Baptist University welcomed its new Board of Trustees to campus March 28.

“It was a pleasure to welcome the new Board of Trustees, “said Keith Ross, MBU President. “I look forward to working with the new Board as together we support and promote the exceptional Christian education that is the hallmark of this University. MBU students are second to none; it is our great responsibility to inspire them to reflect the light of Christ and to lead purposeful and redemptive lives.”

It was the first Board of Trustees meeting since the former Board voted to forego further appeals in the ongoing litigation related to the University’s governance. That decision ended the 17-year-old civil case between MBU and the MBC, replacing MBU’s current board with MBC elected trustees.

“Last Thursday was a great day in the life of Missouri Baptist University as the new Board met for the first time,” said Dr. Jim Plymale, chairman of the Board. “The Board is impressed with the variety and quality of the educational programs, the beautiful campus facilities and positive spirit of the students and staff and is excited to invest in the future of MBU as it carries out its important mission as St. Louis’ Christ-centered University.”

In business, the Board affirmed the prior Board’s approval of financing related to the construction of Phase II to Spartan Field. The expansion will include bleachers, a concession stand, restrooms, a women’s locker room, a track, field lights and improvements to the fitness trail connecting the main campus to Spartan field.

In addition, the board members completed an orientation, met with faculty, staff and students and enjoyed lunch with MBU administrators.

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online. For more information, go to www.mobap.edu or call 1-877-434-1115.