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Message from the Dean

Joseph LewandowskiIt is my sincere pleasure to thank you for your interest in The Honors College at the University of Central Missouri.

The Honors College is a collegial environment that fosters high levels of achievement and engagement within, across, and beyond traditional academic disciplines and boundaries.

Our College is comprised of highly capable and motivated undergraduates and outstanding faculty. Students in The Honors College enjoy a uniquely flexible program in which to pursue their commitment to academic excellence, including smaller honors-designated classes and honors-only colloquia, the opportunity to work directly with dedicated faculty on a capstone honors project, and a range of social events and networking opportunities.

Additionally, The Honors College is home to the Office of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships. I strongly encourage all high-ability students (both honors and non-honors) to explore avenues of support for their research, and to consider applying for prestigious external scholarships, such as Truman and Fulbright.

Graduates of The Honors College pursue a wide variety of exciting career options in public service and the private sector, as well as advanced study in graduate and professional programs. Recent graduates of The Honors College have found employment at Garmin, Cerner, and Group 360 Worldwide.

I look forward to welcoming you to The Honors College—where students take learning to a greater degree every day.


Joseph D. Lewandowski
Dean, The Honors College and International Affairs