The University of Missouri–St. Louis held its annual Founders Dinner on Oct. 2 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton, Mo. The event attracted 800 alumni and friends who celebrated the successful completion of the Gateway for Greatness Campaign, the university’s first comprehensive capital campaign.
Last week, University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe held his first Twitter town hall and responded to six questions sent in via Twitter. In this six-minute video, he talks about his vision for the future of the University of Missouri System; his thoughts about the potential name change for UMKC; and what the system is doing to help keep higher education affordable.
President Wolfe is getting ready to host the UM System’s first Twitter town hall later this month. This is an opportunity for you to ask the president anything on their mind about the UM System or higher education in general. Please feel free to tweet your question to @UMPREZ on Twitter. The president will answer select questions in his next video message to the university community.
UM System President Tim Wolfe outlined his top priorities to the Board of Curators at the April 6, 2012 meeting. View the press release. The priorities seek to allow the university to better execute its core mission areas of teaching, research, service and economic development. In his Sept. 14 report to the board, President Wolfe provides a report on the progress made in six strategic priority areas: strategic planning, attracting and retaining the best people, innovative instruction, operational excellence, expanded research and economic development, and effective communication of the system's value and importance.
President Wolfe welcomes new and returning faculty, staff and students to the new academic year. The 2012-13 student body, estimated at about 75,000, is predicted to be the largest in the history of the University of Missouri System.
In this video, President Wolfe discusses the budget, the overall health of the university and how you can share your ideas about how the university should move forward.
President Wolfe participated in his first Google Plus Hangout as part of KOMU-TV's noon newscast. Veteran reporter Sarah Hill interviewed Wolfe live on air, but both before and after the live interview, KOMU viewers were able to ask Wolfe questions on everything from academics to athletics. Wolfe is one of the first University Presidents to hold a Hangout conversation with the public.
Since becoming University of Missouri System President, I have been travelling the state far and wide touting the advantages of higher education, offering examples such as a more informed citizenry, higher income and more engagement in society.
Let me give you one more: an overall healthier, longer life.
As Mizzou students celebrate graduation Friday and Saturday, UM President Tim Wolfe celebrates finishing his first school semester in his new role.
"It sure feels great to be home," Wolfe said. Wolfe is a Rock Bridge High School and MU alum, and said he remembers Columbia as his launching pad.
"This campus gave me what I think is the perfect start of a business career because I had all the fundamentals," he said.
President Wolfe visits with KWMU's Don Marsh, St. Louis Public Radio.