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Media Advisory: UM President Gary Forsee visits Springfield this week


Christian Basi

April 22, 2008

University of Missouri President Gary Forsee makes his first series of public appearances in Springfield, Mo., Thursday and Friday, April 24-25.

President Forsee will be welcomed to the Ozarks with a reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday hosted by the UM Alliance of Alumni Associations, University of Missouri Extension and The Missouri 100 presidential advisory group. The invitation-only reception will be held at The Tower Club, 21st Floor, Hammons Tower, 901 East St. Louis Street in downtown Springfield.

President Forsee will address a breakfast meeting of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the John Q. Room of the University Plaza Hotel. Media are invited to cover the meeting.

President Forsee will tour University Extension facilities in Springfield from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Greene County Extension Center at 833 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Missouri. Media are invited to cover the tour.

Individual interviews with President Forsee may be conducted at the conclusion of the Missouri Chamber breakfast Friday morning or from 11-11:15 a.m. at the Extension Center. To schedule an interview, contact Frank Fillo, Director of Cooperative Media Group, at (office) 573-882-0603 or (cell) 573-864-1794, or e-mail fillof@umsystem.edu.