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Missouri State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1905 as Fourth District Normal School. Name changed to Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, Southwest Missouri State College in 1945, Southwest Missouri State University in 1972, and Missouri State University in 2005. The university maintains an auxiliary campus in West Plains and another in Mountain Grove.

Location:
Springfield, MO

Founding Date:
1905

Team:
Bears

Enrollment:
19,000

Official Website:
http://www.missouristate.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Wendell Bailey
Politician
30-Jul-1940   Missouri State Treasurer, 1985-93
James T. Blair, Jr.
Politician
15-Mar-1902 12-Jul-1962 Governor of Missouri, 1957-61
Roy Blunt
Politician
10-Jan-1950   US Senator from Missouri
Jim Bohannon
Radio Personality
c. 1946   The Jim Bohannon Show
Don S. Davis
Actor
4-Aug-1942 29-Jun-2008 Lt. Gen. Hammond on Stargate SG-1
David D. Glass
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Wal-Mart, 1988-2000
John Goodman
Actor
20-Jun-1952   King Ralph
Mel Hancock
Politician
14-Sep-1929 6-Nov-2011 Congressman from Missouri, 1989-97
Tess Harper
Actor
15-Aug-1950   Crimes of the Heart
Bob Holden
Politician
24-Aug-1949   Governor of Missouri, 2001-05
Ryan Howard
Baseball
19-Nov-1979   First Baseman, Philadelphia Phillies
Jay Kenneth Johnson
Actor
24-Feb-1977   Days of Our Lives
Todd Tiahrt
Politician
15-Jun-1951   Congressman from Kansas, 1995-2011
Kathleen Turner
Actor
19-Jun-1954   Romancing the Stone

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Ashcroft
Politician
9-May-1942   US Attorney General, 2001-05
Jack Dyer Crouch II
Government
1-Jul-1958   US Depy. National Security Advisor, 2005-07

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Alford
Basketball
23-Nov-1964   Head Coach, UCLA


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