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UM System opens Providence Point to host events

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John Fougere

September 24, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced today that Providence Point, for the first time in its 43-year history, will be utilized as an event and meeting space available to internal and external groups beginning October 1.

Historically, Providence Point—also referred to as the President’s Residence—has served as a home for the UM System president and his family. As a vehicle to promote the university and its four campuses, the residence has also been used to entertain guests from across the state, the nation and the world. This new opportunity is now being extended to university organizations, business and community groups that are looking for a high-end meeting space in Columbia.

“It is important for the university to maintain the high level of recognition and prominence that Providence Point receives from those who are invited as guests. Missourians and other supporters take great pride in the residence and it is our intention to uphold this prestige as the facility takes on a new role,” UM System President Tim Wolfe said.

Providence Point will continue to be used for official UM System events hosted by the president and his wife. As schedules permit, Providence Point will be available for internal and external gatherings. The mission is to create breathtaking, effortless events for each client based on their individual needs by offering a unique setting for hosting a variety of gatherings. Due to its unique nature, Providence Point will not be used for political events, promotion or sale of a product, or for personal use.

Providence Point is now taking reservations. An open house will be held October 1 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the residence, located at 1900 South Providence Road. For directions, rental rates and additional information, please visit: www.umsystem.edu/president/providence_point.