Chancellor's Office

Chancellor's Welcome

On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, I welcome you to Missouri State University-West Plains’ website. We are pleased that you chose to learn more about our college online.

Missouri State-West Plains is the open-admission campus of the Missouri State University system, offering associate's degrees, transfer and career programs, as well as some bachelor's and master's degree programs through the campus in Springfield. We also offer classes at an extended campus in Mountain Grove, Missouri.

A full college experience with quality instruction in a relaxed atmosphere is the hallmark of our campus. Our faculty and staff are dedicated professionals who invest in the success of their students. The college has the services needed to support you along your academic journey. These include academic advising, career development, an honors program, study way opportunities and free tutoring services. We also offer a variety of student services, such as student organizations, student events, Grizzly Athletics, campus housing and food services, designed to enhance campus life.

I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about the educational opportunities available at Missouri State-West Plains. Whether you have just graduated from high school or have been away from the classroom for a few years, you will find that Missouri State-West Plains is a great place to begin your college education.


Dennis Lancaster

Dennis LancasterDr. Dennis Lancaster