Dr. Arlen Dykstra

December 08, 2014

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MBU’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs has served in multiple capacities since beginning his employment at MBU in 1972, including: academic dean, professor of history, chairperson for the Social Science Division and director of student development.

Dr. Dykstra pioneered both the University’s dual-credit program, EXCEL, and the first MBU extension site, which has since expanded into nine regional learning centers across Missouri and Illinois.