Arvest Bank continued its support of higher education in the Ozarks by donating the fourth installment of its pledge for Missouri State University-West Plains’ Endowed Professorship of Business.
The funds helped university officials raise the minimum $250,000 needed in donations and pledges to endow the university’s third professorship.
The professorship has been awarded to Cathy Proffitt-Boys, associate professor of agriculture/entrepreneurship and division chair of applied technology, business and public service.
Missouri State University-West Plains empowers students to achieve personal success and to enrich their local and global communities by providing accessible, affordable and quality educational opportunities.
Missouri State-West Plains offers associate degrees and credit and non-credit courses, and serves as a delivery site for bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by Missouri State University in Springfield.