He served the university from 1983-92.
Missouri State’s 11th president declined a salary increase for the 2018-19 year.
Smart asked that he not receive a salary increase, since the university was not able to offer an across the board increase for faculty and staff.
Allison will receive the award at a Dec. 16 commencement ceremony.
Missouri State University President Clifton M. “Clif” Smart III has once again earned high marks from the Board of Governors for his performance over the past year.