Missouri State University

FY 2011-2012


The William G. and Retha Stone Baker Observatory was established in 1977. It is used for astronomical research by both faculty and students. A master plan for this facility is being developed to better identify its needs.

Missouri State University began operations of the Bull Shoals Field Station in 1999. The station provides a location for faculty, students, and visiting scientists to conduct research and educational programs which promote public awareness of southwest Missouri ecosystems. Work will continue to identify and address the station�s physical needs.

JOURNAGAN RANCH Local businessperson Leo Journagan and his family have committed to donate the family�s Douglas County ranch acreage and assets to the Missouri State Foundation. When completed, the gift will include more than 3,300 acres, as many as 1,000 head of cattle, equipment and other ranch facilities. The total value of the gift is estimated to be more than $7 million. The ranch is located about 10 miles south of the university�s Mountain Grove Campus. The gift will benefit the Darr School of Agriculture and the future generations of students who study agriculture at Missouri State. The ranch is located about ten miles south of the university�s Mountain Grove Campus.

Missouri State-Mountain Grove is a 190-acre campus located in Mountain Grove on the Ozarks Plateau in rural South-Central Missouri. Phase I of FREUP will provide for renovation of Shepard Hall to include resolution of various life-safety issues, creation of new lab space, and renovation of existing lab space.

Missouri State University-West Plains is a 20-acre, open admission campus located 110 miles southeast of Springfield in West Plains, Missouri. Phase I of FREUP includes renovation of Gohn-Wood House to create counseling, advisement and office space to support the four-year undergraduate degree programs delivered to West Plains. Also, a replacement facility for Hass-Hoover Hall will be constructed to house an expanded Academic Support Center.

The 95-acre William H. Darr Agricultural Center, located in Springfield four miles southwest of the main campus, will continue to be expanded to provide additional educational opportunities for the University�s Department of Agriculture. Phase III will involve constructing a learning center which will include public meeting rooms, classrooms, offices, research laboratory, mechanization shop and greenhouse. Future planned phases will include a show barn and small animal building.