The president will speak at Joplin HS graduation ceremony in May.
Kirk said Monday that the former Massachusetts governor knows how to work with Democrats and independents.
The 53-year-old was introduced Tuesday as the next leader of the four-campus university system.
University curators have identified a preferred candidate and hope to announce the new hire next week.
Former President Gary Forsee stepped down in January to care for his ill wife.
Alan Marble has been the Crowder college president since early 2007.
New union president was elected by narrow margin, then extra ballots were found.
President and Baseball will mean street closures.
He was scheduled to headline three fundraisers, one for Congressional candidate Ann Wagner.
Roy Blunt fulfilled a similar role for the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush.