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University of Missouri Board of Curators Schedules Presidential Search Forums

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John Fougere

Chief Communications Officer

University Relations

Feb 26, 2007

Contact: Jennifer Hollingshead

Office: (573) 882-0601

E-mail: hollingsheadj@umsystem.edu

The University of Missouri Board of Curators will conduct six public forums around the state during March to discuss its search for the institution’s next president. The public forums will be held in Portageville, St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Rolla and Springfield. Members of the Board of Curators will attend forums in their home regions to visit with citizens about the search process and solicit public comments.

“The Board of Curators has begun a nationwide search to identify and recruit the best possible person to become the University of Missouri’s next president,” said Don Walsworth of Marceline, chairman of the Board of Curators. “We seek an exemplary leader of national stature to guide the University during an era marked by great challenges and unlimited opportunities for higher education.”

Here is the schedule of public forums:

  • Tuesday, March 6, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Portageville - MU Delta Research Center

  • Monday, March 12, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

St. Louis - J.C. Penney Building, Room 126

University of Missouri-St. Louis campus

  • Friday, March 16, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Kansas City – Room 106, University Center

University of Missouri-Kansas City campus

  • Monday, March 19, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Columbia - Room 208C Reynolds Alumni Center

University of Missouri-Columbia campus

  • Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rolla - Carver-Turner Room, Havener Center

University of Missouri-Rolla campus

  • Tuesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Springfield - Discovery Center Auditorium, 438 E. Saint Louis Street

The Board of Curators is seeking a successor to President Elson S. Floyd, who is departing this spring to assume the presidency of Washington State University.