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Media Advisory: New UM President Gary Forsee Takes Office Today


Christian Basi

February 18, 2008

Gary Forsee officially takes office today, February 18, as the 22nd President of the University of Missouri System. Mr. Forsee will be available to visit with reporters at 1 p.m. today in the conference room of the Old Alumni Center, located just west of University Hall across Carrie Francke Drive (adjacent to the clubhouse of A.L. Gustin Golf Course). A mult box will be provided. Audio will be posted later this afternoon on the UM Web site.

Video from the media availability will be distributed by satellite from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. CST today. Feed information:

Galaxy 26, C-band, Transponder 5

Downlink Freq: 3800 MHz

Audio Split 6.2 MHz (Mic)/ 6.8 MHz (Nat)

Contact: UM Cooperative Media Group, (573) 882-7794

Newsrooms: for your further planning purposes, on February 21, Mr. Forsee will address Missouri publishers and editors during the Missouri Press Association-Associated Press Day at the Capitol. Mr. Forsee is to speak from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Senate Lounge on the third floor of the Missouri State Capitol Building. For more information on MPA-AP Day, contact Doug Crews, Executive Director of the MPA in Columbia, at (573) 449-4187.