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Statement from UM System President Mun Choi regarding governor's proposed budget


Christian Basi

COLUMBIA, Mo. — "On behalf of the University of Missouri System, I'm extremely grateful for Gov. Mike Parson's support of public higher education and our four universities within the UM System," said President Mun Choi. "The governor has shown through his words and actions that he is a fierce proponent of higher education and recognizes that Missouri's future depends on having an educated, prepared workforce. 

"His support of projects like the NextGen Precision Health Institute demonstrates his understanding of the role higher education institutions can play in forging research collaborations, boosting the economic development of the state and improving the greater health of all Missourians. Our NextGen Precision Health Initiative will especially benefit those Missourians in every corner of the state, providing much needed healthcare in rural Missouri. We are deeply appreciative for the confidence Gov. Parson has in our ability to meet the workforce, healthcare and educational needs of the state."


Reviewed 2020-01-15