Joplin, MO (SNS) — Dr. Alan Marble, president of Missouri Southern State University, has signed his contract with the university following his annual evaluation by the Board of Governors.

The board, which conducted the evaluation in closed session last month, renewed Marble’s contract through 2017. His compensation package reflects a 1 percent salary increase – the same across-the-board increase the Board of Governors approved for all university employees during its June 4 meeting.