NOTICE: Classes canceled today due to weather conditions. Check Blackboard for communication from your instructors.


front entrance to Sells Administrative Building

Leadership and Administration

Office of the President

Richard J. Melson, Ph.D., is the 26th president of Southwest Baptist University. He has served in this role since Sept. 7, 2021.

President's Office


The president’s Executive Cabinet includes campus leaders from the areas of academics, administration, enrollment management, athletics, and institutional advancement.

Executive Cabinet

Board of Trustees

SBU is governed by a 25-member Board of Trustees. Members are elected by delegates to the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting.

SBU Trustees

ApplyVisitRequest Info