UMSL hosts state and Congressional leaders

Tom George, chancellor of the University of Missouri–St. Louis welcomed Governor Jay Nixon to UMSL’s College of Nursing on Dec. 9. The governor announced a $150,000 Nursing Education Incentive Program grant to hire new faculty. The money will mean 32 more students will be admitted to the undergraduate program in 2012. Dozens of students and faculty were on hand to hear the news. Guests also included Aubrey Moncrief, president of the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Representative Clem Smith (D-St. Louis).

Above: Governor Jay Nixon (left) with UMSL Chancellor Tom George (right) at the Nursing Education Incentive Program grant announcement.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) met Dec. 12 with UMSL Chancellor Tom George before addressing a group attending an economic development and grant training seminar on UMSL’s campus. The seminar, sponsored by Senator McCaskill’s office, was designed to connect area businesses and organizations with resources and opportunities to compete for federal grant funding. Representatives from numerous federal and state agencies attended including the Small Business Administration, VA Research and Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and many others. Approximately 300 people attended the seminar.

Above: Senator Claire McCaskill (left) with UMSL Chancellor Tom George (right).

As part of his Small Business Forum Series, Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-MO) held a meeting for women business owners and entrepreneurs at the University of Missouri–St. Louis on Nov. 29. UMSL Chancellor Tom George was on hand to greet the Congressman and approximately 80 attendees. Speakers included Patricia Brown-Dixon, regional administrator of the Small Business Administration; former state senator Rita Days, board member of the Missouri Women’s Council; and Tessa Greenspan, former CEO of Sappington Farmer’s Market.

Above: UMSL Chancellor Tom George (left) with Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-MO).

UMSL Chancellor Tom George welcomed Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, (D–St. Louis) and 20 municipal mayors to the campus on November 15. Chappelle-Nadal said she wanted to let the municipal officials know what she cared about and wanted to hear their ideas and concerns. Topping her list was education, especially the eight school districts located in her St. Louis County district. Topping the list of municipal officials’ concerns was the possible changes to the St. Louis County municipal sales tax pool.

Above: UMSL Chancellor Tom George (left) with Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (right) during the Senator’s regional mayoral meeting.