Each year the Missouri State campus community is encouraged to submit nominations for public affairs themes; themes generally focus on challenges in public policy or issues confronting our world. Then, a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff chooses a theme from the submissions to guide the public affairs activities of the academic year. The theme is introduced at the New Student Convocation and is carried forward through each of the year’s signature public affairs events.
The provost fellow is responsible for refining the chosen public affairs theme, developing and promoting public affairs activities and serving as the chair of the Public Affairs Conference. The Office of the Provost welcomes nominations for a provost fellow for public affairs.