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Statement from UM President Mun Choi


Christian Basi

“I am grateful to see the governor’s budget recommendation that restores the University of Missouri’s core budget and also provides additional funding for our top priority NextGen Precision Health,” said Mun Choi, president of the University of Missouri. “Since the pandemic began, University of Missouri faculty, staff and students have been on the front lines. We focused on facilitating more than 1,000 telehealth visits each day to serve rural Missourians; providing support for Missouri farmers and small business owners with critical advice to secure COVID support for their businesses; and assisting veterans to help them receive the benefits that they deserve. Through it all, we have continued our education mission with the high-quality in-person instruction that our students have come to expect.

“We are appreciative of the hard work of all of our elected officials and look forward to working with the legislature as the budget process continues. We know their support acknowledges the critical role the university plays in educating Missouri’s future leaders, making discoveries in the laboratories that save lives and engaging with Missourians in every county of the state every day.”

Reviewed 2021-01-28