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December

5

2016

We Take Action

Every day, our students, faculty, and staff help build a brighter future for our university, their communities, and the world. Click here to learn more.

October

18

2016

Message to the UM Community

Last week, Chancellor Leo Morton and the University of Missouri-Kansas City community welcomed the University of Missouri Board of Curators for their October meeting. It was my pleasure to share with the curators how I continue to be impressed by our students, faculty, staff and administrators. 

August

31

2016

Message to the UM Community, June

Last week the UM System staff hosted the Board of Curators on the Columbia campus for their June meeting. One of the most important agenda items at this meeting was the board approval of our $3 billion budget for our upcoming fiscal year.

May

23

2016

Message to the UM Community

Message to the UM Community

We are part of an extraordinary community of teaching, learning and serving; one that thrives on creating and sharing knowledge, and mentoring and developing engaged, compassionate and responsible citizens.

May

19

2016

President Middleton to speak at NPC Breakfast

President Middleton to speak at NPC Breakfast

D.C. area alumni and friends, you are invited to attend a National Press Club Speakers breakfast on June 21 with Interim President Michael Middleton.

May

11

2016

Message to the UM Community

It has been an unprecedented academic year, one that I believe will chart the course for the university to have an even brighter future. Together we have...

April

25

2016

Statement on the passing of Dr. Mel George

Statement on the passing of Dr. Mel George

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Mel George who served as UM System interim president twice—once post-retirement. His passion...

April

20

2016

Message to the UM Community

The April meeting of the Board of Curators was hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology last week. The S&T staff went above and beyond to make things run smoothly and I appreciate...

April

12

2016

Poetry is Power

Poetry is Power

Poetry is power. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, I want to share with you how the power of one particular poem changed my paradigm.

March

23

2016

Message to the UM Community

Message to the UM Community

I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin McDonald as the UM System’s first ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Inclusion is vital to the success of all our students, staff and faculty.

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