Missouri Western State University has announced the appointment of Matthew Wilson, J.D., as its fifth President. Mr. Wilson is a former president and current faculty member in the School of Law at the University of Akron. While president, Mr. Wilson helped lead the University of Akron to a remarkable two-year budgetary turnaround, eliminating a projected $30 million deficit in 2016-2017 and adding $12 million to reserves. Wilson also participated in fundraising efforts that saw a substantial increase in donations including a $20 million Making a Difference Moving Forward student scholarship campaign and the largest single gift in university history. Read more here.