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Statement from UM Board of Curators President Mary L. James regarding resignation of UM-Kansas City Chancellor Martha W. Gilliland

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Dec 03, 2004

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UM-Kansas City Chancellor Martha W. Gilliland announced today her decision to resign as chancellor effective Dec. 31, 2004. She will continue at UMKC as a tenured professor in the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering.

“I commend Chancellor Gilliland’s efforts to promote strong and effective partnerships between the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Kansas City metropolitan area,” said University of Missouri Board of Curators President Mary L. James. “I am confident that University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd will continue to work closely with all campus constituents to encourage effective two–way communications on campus and sustain the progress that has been made under Martha’s leadership.”