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Location Change: State and University of Missouri Leaders to Discuss Higher Education’s Role in Building Missouri’s Economy; Topics to Include Lewis & Clark Initiative

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John Fougere

Chief Communications Officer

University Relations

Sep 15, 2006

Contact: Jennifer Hollingshead

Office: (573) 882-0601

E-mail: hollingsheadj@umsystem.edu

Members of the press are invited to a panel discussion of state and University of Missouri leaders to be held today at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 in the Lodge of the Four Seasons Granada Ballroom. The panel will discuss higher education’s role in building Missouri’s economy. Subjects will include Governor Matt Blunt’s Lewis & Clark Discovery Initiative.

University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd will moderate the panel, which will include Director of Missouri Department of Economic Development Greg Steinhoff, Missouri Technology Corporation Executive Director Rob Monsees, and University of Missouri Vice President for Research and Economic Development John Gardner.

WHAT:

Panel discussion on Higher Education’s Role in Building Missouri’s Economy. Subjects will include Governor Matt Blunt’s Lewis & Clark Discovery Initiative.

WHO:

University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd, moderator; and panelists Greg Steinhoff, Director of Missouri Department of Economic Development; Rob Monsees, Executive Director, Missouri Technology Corporation; and John Gardner, University of Missouri Vice President for Research and Economic Development.  

WHEN:

Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Annual convention of the Missouri Press Association, Lodge of Four Seasons Cinema Room, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. For directions to Lodge of Four Seasons, visit the resort’s Web site, http://www.4seasonsresort.com/gethere.htm