Hass-Darr Hall

Hass-Darr Hall

September 26 was a historic day for Missouri State-West Plains as an estimated 250 students, faculty, staff, government representatives and area residents gathered for the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hass-Darr Hall. The recent expansion and renovation of the former post office building was made possible through state bonding funds and private donation. The facility is named Hass-Darr Hall in recognition of significant gifts from two families who are long-time university supporters, Mary Hass Sheid, the William R. Hass family and William and Virginia Darr. The 18,000-square-foot facility will become the “heart of the campus” with the variety of services it houses. These include the Darr Honors Program, Carol Silvey Student Union, Drago College Store, Admissions Welcome Center, Veterans Center, student life and development office, tutoring services and other much needed classroom and administrative space.

  • Hass-Darr Rendering

    Rendering of proposed renovations to Hass-Darr Hall, the former West Plains Post Office.

  • Hass-Darr Hall Named

    Hass-Darr Hall will be the name of the post office building following completion of renovation and expansion plans in recognition of significant gifts from two families and long-time campus supporters.

  • The Carol Silvey Student Union Announced

    The Carol Silvey Student Union will be housed in the post office building on Garfield Avenue once its renovation and expansion is complete.

  • Proposed Layout of Hass-Darr Hall

    Hass-Darr Hall will revolutionize the Missouri State University-West Plains campus experience.

Make the Match!

The gift provided by Bill and Virginia Darr includes $250,000, which can only be accessed through the Make the Match program. Each private dollar donated to Hass-Darr Hall will be matched 1-for-1. Contact the development office at (417) 255-7240 to make your gift and double your impact!