UM System Legislative Priorities

Supporting the University of Missouri System is an investment in the future of our state. 

The university serves Missouri citizens and communities through its mission of teaching, research, public service and economic development across our four campuses, University of Missouri Health Care and University of Missouri Extension. Support of these legislative priorities will help us carry out our core mission and provide a significant return on Missouri's investment.

Funding the Core

In total, UM System requests $491 million in core funding: 

  • $465 million in core operations as a single appropriation line for the UM System in order to fulfill our statewide mission.
  • $3.8 million restoration of the cut from last year’s budget to enable the UM System to continue providing shared services to the campuses at a lower cost.
  • $22.4 million in performance funding to recognize that the UM System met all five performance measures this year.
  • Combine the separate recurring budget lines into the core in order to simplify the University’s appropriations request.

Building for the Future

Fully fund previously appropriated capital projects:

  • UMKC Free Enterprise Center 50-50 project ($7.3 million)
  • MU Applied Learning Center 50-50 project ($10 million)
  • MU Research Reactor training addition ($2 million)

Provide priority consideration to help with the $1.6 billion backlog of maintenance and repair projects: 

  • UMSL Stadler Hall ($25.8 million)
  • UMKC Spencer Chemistry, Phase 2 ($31.8 million)
  • S&T Schrenk Hall ($52.2 million)
  • MU Waters Hall and plant growth facilities ($53 million)

Match private funds for the UM System 50-50 projects:

  • MU Missouri Orthopaedic Institute ($3 million match)
  • S&T Butler Carlton Materials Lab ($3.1 million match)
  • MU School of Music building ($15.9 million match)
  • UMKC downtown arts campus ($48 million match)

Reviewed 2016-10-20.