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University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd Praises Gov. Blunt’s Recommendation to Increase State Support for Higher Education

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John Fougere

Chief Communications Officer

University Relations

Jan 12, 2006

Contact: Jennifer Hollingshead

Office: (573) 882-0601

E-mail: hollingsheadj@umsystem.edu

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt announced during his State of the State address tonight that he would recommend increasing state appropriations for public two and four-year institutions by 2 percent for the next fiscal year. “This is very good news for Missouri public higher education,” said University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd. “We deeply appreciate Governor Blunt’s ongoing commitment to higher education. We in turn will continue our commitment to providing the best and most affordable education possible for Missouri’s students.”