WHAT: Leadership from the University of Missouri System and South Africa’s University of the Western Cape (UWC) will kick off a week of events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the partnership between the two institutions with a ceremony on Tuesday, September 27.
The historic partnership, created in 1986 to advance capacity in teaching, research and service between the UM System and UWC, was the first-ever academic cooperation agreement between a U.S. university and a non-white South African university.
WHO: UM System President Michael Middleton, UWC Rector Tyrone Pretorius and students from UM System campuses who have benefitted from the partnership will be available for media interviews before the program begins.
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, 9:15 a.m. (media interviews), 10 a.m. (program begins)
WHERE: Columns Ballroom C, Reynolds Alumni Center Room, 704 Conley Avenue , Columbia, MO 65201.