Mountain View campus celebrates 30th anniversary

The Southwest Baptist University-Mountain View campus hosted a community celebration commemorating its 30th anniversary on Friday, May 6. The event included campus tours, refreshments, giveaways and reminiscing by former students, instructors and staff.

Certificates presented to the three original Mountain View campus faculty.Several former instructors and administrators, as well as many alumni, were in attendance. Notable guests included:

  • Bill Little, former vice president of academic affairs at SBU who was very influential in the establishment of the Mountain View campus;
  • David King, Dr. Phil Rohrer, and Joyce Stevenson, the three original faculty for the Mountain View campus who taught the first classes offered by SBU-Mountain View and held at the First Baptist Church in June 1986; King also served as campus director for four years;
  • Bill Kell and Dick Piper, former faculty members; and
  • Larry Price, instructor and campus director for many years.

“Alumni, current students, former and current faculty, administrators, and other community supporters attended our anniversary celebration,” said Donna Depee’, current director of the Mountain View campus. “They enjoyed visiting and touring the current facility.”

SBU-Mountain View offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, criminal justice, elementary education, psychology and sociology, as well as associate degrees in business administration, general studies and health science. Master’s degrees in education also can be pursued through the Mountain View campus.

“Academically, the SBU Mountain View campus offers the same high-quality education as students enjoy on the main campus in Bolivar, and the campus has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1991,” said Susan Frazier, associate director of admissions for the Mountain View campus. “Students also enjoy small class sizes, class times that make it possible for non-traditional students to work and go to school, and personal attention from faculty and staff.”

For more information about the SBU-Mountain View campus, contact Susan Frazier, associate director of admissions for the Mountain View campus, at (417) 934-2999 or, or explore the website at