Public Affairs

Students listening to the author at a book signing session.
Ethical Leadership | Cultural Competence | Community Engagement

Public Affairs...using your skills to make a positive impact on the world around you.


The three pillars of the Public Affairs mission are woven throughout the educational experience at Missouri State.  The Office of Public Affairs Support offers focused programming for the campus and community to explore and open dialogue on how to lead ethically, contribute to community and respect multiple perspectives and cultures.

Public Affairs Signature Events


Free | open to the public | SEPT. 24-26
The 21st Public Affairs Conference explores some of today's pressing issues through the lens of the 2024-25 public affairs theme, Between the One and the Many: Considering Community and Individualism.  

Student holding a Bear head flag among a large group of students.
August 18, 2024 at Great Southern Bank Arena.

Evening view of Citizen Scholar statue backlit by Strong Hall.
Honor Missouri citizens who have bettered the lives of others.

Country flags on display in the Strong Hall atrium.
Learn diversity best practices from top professionals.



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