During a visit to the University of Missouri-Columbia, Gov. Jay Nixon - alongside MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and UM System President Tim Wolfe - announced the release of $10 million in state funding for the construction of a new Applied Learning Center at the Trulaske College of Business. The announcement marks the final of four 50/50 capital projects approved by the General Assembly to be fully funded.
- Gov. Nixon announces funds for 50/50 project, May 18
- Advice to our Graduates, May 16
- Statement on bonding package, May 7
- Show Me Value: Kennett, May 6
- Legislators, university leaders break ground on Lafferre renovation, Apr 13
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UM System President Tim Wolfe visited each of the four campuses to participate in spring commencement ceremonies where he congratulated students and their families for a job well done. Speaking to a graduating class of more than 650 students at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Wolfe shared three important insights that have helped guide his career.
Today's action by the general assembly is a significant milestone for the University of Missouri System that will help us to meet our educational mission while also providing a significant boost to our state's current and future economy. We are deeply appreciative of the legislative leadership in the Missouri House and Senate, including the budget and appropriations chairs and many members of the local delegations from our four campuses, for supporting this critical legislation and for understanding our pressing capital needs. This funding will address our growing maintenance and repair demands across the University of Missouri System while also providing funding for four priority capital improvement projects made possible by many donors across the state.
KENNETT, Mo. – University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resumed his Show Me Value Tour today with a stop in Kennett, continuing the conversation he began with Missourians two years ago to counter growing sentiment that a college education is not as valuable as it once was.
More than a dozen legislators came to Columbia on Monday morning, April 13 to help break ground on the renovation of Lafferre Hall at MU’s College of Engineering. The project, funded in part through $38.5 million in bonding revenues from the state, will include a significant renovation of the College’s main engineering building including laboratories, classrooms and other facilities.
Nearly 60 undergraduate students from the four University of Missouri System campuses participated in the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on March 10. Students presented posters about their research and met individually with senators and representatives to discuss a variety of topics including STEM, behavioral sciences, and humanities.
University supporters from all four campuses and MU Extension convened in Jefferson City on February 25 to encourage support for UM System priorities as part of Legislative Day sponsored by the Alliance of Alumni Associations of the University of Missouri and Extension.
President Tim Wolfe and Chief Financial Officer Brian Burnett appeared before the House Appropriations-Higher Education Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 3 to review the University’s progress on performance goals and efficiencies. The committee hearing, chaired by Rep. Donna Lichtenegger (R-Jackson), is the first legislative step in developing a budget for FY16.
As part of a St. Louis media day, UM System President Tim Wolfe visited with 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis. Among the items discussed were higher education funding, a pending tuition vote scheduled for February 5 during the Board of Curators meeting, recent NCAA regulations allowing stipends for student-athletes, and President Obama's announcement of a free community college proposal.
Representative Paul Curtman (MO District 109) hosted a forum on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus in partnership with the Truman School of Public Affairs on ways to encourage efficiency in government. As the chair of the Downsizing State Government committee, Representative Curtman has been researching best practices, including a primary focus on “best value” procurement and public-private partnerships.