MIZZOU LEADS with Bill Stackman and Jim Spain

Presented on: Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00 PM CDT

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Dr. Bill Stackman | Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dr. Jim Spain | Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Join us for a special student-focused MIZZOU LEADS conversation with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Bill Stackman, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Jim Spain.

About Bill Stackman
Vice Chancellor Bill Stackman joined the university in 2019, nearly 40 years after he received his master’s degree from Mizzou. Dr. Stackman has had a long, successful career in student affairs. He is a nationally recognized expert on mental health, legal issues and free speech in higher education.

Stackman came to Mizzou from the University of Notre Dame, where he served as associate vice president for student services. Prior to that Stackman served as director of student activities at Texas A&M University, dean of student affairs at Rhodes College, associate and acting dean of students at Oberlin College, director of student activities at Tufts University, associate director of the Illini Union at the University of Illinois, and associate director of student activities at Temple University. 

About Jim Spain
Jim Spain describes his role as serving as an advocate for teaching and learning at the University of Missouri. He works with the undergraduate programs at MU to support all aspects of student success. 

Spain serves on the Provost Staff and chairs the Undergraduate Deans’ Council in addition to overseeing the Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE) and MU’s General Education curriculum. His office also directs the annual Celebration of Teaching, New Faculty Orientation and Teaching Renewal Week.

Spain became Mizzou’s Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies in August of 2007 after seven years as assistant dean for academic programs for MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). He came to MU in 1990 as an assistant professor and state extension dairy scientist. Spain became an associate professor in 1996 and continued with University Extension through 1999. He became a professor of animal science in 1999 and continues to serve as a faculty member in CAFNR, as well as serving as a faculty adviser for students in animal science. In 2011, Spain added the title of vice provost for eLearning, providing guidance for Mizzou Online. In the past six years, Mizzou Online has seen a large increase in programs offered and courses available, along with students enrolled.