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Statement from Michael Middleton, interim president, University of Missouri System

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Christian Basi

April 25, 2016

"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 for higher education was strong as he provided a constant reminder of the importance of having a respectful campus environment through his “Statement of Values” read at the start of MU Faculty Council meetings during his time as a professor. The UM System will forever be indebted to Mel’s guidance and wisdom during an eventful time in Missouri’s history."