Each year a new theme guides the public affairs activities at Missouri State University.
A committee of students, faculty and staff select a theme each year from nominations submitted by the MSU campus community. That theme is introduced at New Student Convocation and is carried forward through each of the academic 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.