Government Relations

UM Legislative Update Newsletter

October 2, 2007

UMKC hosts legislative luncheon

The University of Missouri—Kansas City Board of Trustees hosted a luncheon for area legislators Thursday, Sept. 20 in Pierson Auditorium at the University Center.

State Auditor Susan Montee, Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser, Speaker Pro Tem Bryan Pratt (R-Blue Springs), Sens. Yvonne Wilson (D-Kansas City), Jolie Justus (D-Kansas City) and Luann Ridgeway (R-Smithville) and Rep. John Burnett (D-Kansas City) attended the event, as well as Trustee Scholarship recipients and faculty, staff and administrators. The program included remarks by UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey, Board of Trustees Chair Leo Morton and Board of Trustees Vice Chair Pat McLarney, who leads the Board’s legislative activities.

The luncheon was a featured part of Celebrate UMKC, which included the campus convocation and other events.

State Auditor Susan Montee

State Auditor Susan Montee.

Rep. John Burnett (D-Kansas City)

Rep. John Burnett (D-Kansas City).

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser.

Sen. Yvonne Wilson (D-Kansas City)

Sen. Yvonne Wilson (D-Kansas City).

From left, Sen. Luann Ridgeway (R-Smithville) and Maria Meyers, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

From left, Sen. Luann Ridgeway (R-Smithville) and Maria Meyers, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

From left, UM Vice President for Government Relations Steve Knorr, UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey and Rep. Bryan Pratt (R-Blue Springs)

From left, UM Vice President for Government Relations Steve Knorr, UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey and Rep. Bryan Pratt (R-Blue Springs).

From left, Sen. Luann Ridgeway (R-Smithville) and Rep. Bryan Pratt (R-Blue Springs)

From left, Sen. Luann Ridgeway (R-Smithville) and Rep. Bryan Pratt (R-Blue Springs).

UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey and Sen. Jolie Justus (D-Kansas City)

UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey and Sen. Jolie Justus (D-Kansas City).

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