Government Relations

UM Legislative Update Newsletter

February 22, 2008

Governor holds press conference on campus security at MU

Gov. Matt Blunt visited the University of Missouri-Columbia on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to discuss the Missouri Alert Network, which provides critical information alerts and warnings to Missouri schools during an emergency. “Expanding this important service to colleges and universities will help us protect even more young Missourians from potential danger and we are most appreciative of the Missouri School Boards’ Association for this important partnership to enhance school safety,” Blunt said.

Commissioner of Higher Education Robert Stein described the network as a tremendous development for the state. The Missouri Department of Higher Education will coordinate with colleges and universities with registration and other information about participation in the Missouri Alert Network.

University of Missouri President Gary Forsee attended the event and introduced the governor. Following the press conference, the governor and president were given a tour of the MU Police Department facilities, led by Director Jack Watring. The University provides campus emergency alerts to students, faculty and staff through the 3n system.

The University provides campus emergency alerts through the 3n system.