University of Missouri

Office of Research and Economic Development

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., representing the birth of public higher education west of the Mississippi River. Today, the 1,262-acre campus improves lives as Missouri’s largest public research university and serves citizens statewide as a land-grant institution. MU offers 325 degrees and certificates through 13 colleges and schools and has more than 30,000 students from every U.S. state and 122 countries. MU is considered an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities for spurring economic development through innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development. The Office of Research and Economic Development leads MU’s EBV program.

MU has repeatedly been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media and is designated as a Purple Heart University in recognition of the university’s support of military members, including veterans and their families. Nearly 900 MU students are either veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard members, reservists, ROTC cadets or family members receiving GI Bill benefits. The MU Veterans Center has been serving students, faculty and staff since 2007, when it blazed a new trail as one of just three veterans centers in the nation.

University of Missouri EBV Website

University of Missouri EBV Staff

  • Greg Bier


  • Kelly Mattas

    Program Coordinator