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University of Missouri System audit reveals more than $2 million in ‘hidden bonus pay’

University of Missouri System audit reveals more than $2 million in ‘hidden bonus pay’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says the latest audit released by her office is personally troubling. On Monday, Galloway’s office released a scathing report detailing how the University of Missouri System hid more than $2 million in “bonus” pay. The audit also revealed what Galloway called irresponsible management in the UM

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McCann Beatty blasts Mizzou for endorsing Austin’s discrimination suit reform bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty penned a letter to Interim University of Missouri System President Mike Middleton asking him to revoke the university’s endorsement of a bill she argues paves the way for more discrimination. “I am deeply disturbed and disappointed that the University of Missouri System has publicly stated


University of Missouri System announces Mun Y. Choi as new president

COLUMBIA, Mo. – After nine months of searching, the University of Missouri system has selected a top administrator from the University of Connecticut to take over the role as president. The Missouri Board of Curators finalized the details to hire Mun Y. Choi, a provost at UConn, during the closed portion of their meeting Monday


Mulligan named higher education commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Chief of Staff for the University of Missouri System Zora Mulligan has been appointed as Missouri’s new commissioner of the Department of Higher Education. Mulligan says she is excited for the opportunity to contribute to Missouri on a larger level. “I liked what I was doing at the UM system… but

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Senate passes budget despite disagreements on health care, Mizzou, and Planned Parenthood funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It took the Missouri Senate just one long Thursday session to pass along most of the FY 2017 state budget with few changes after the Senate Appropriations Committee process. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said the process was fairly painless. “It went relatively well. People have their own ideas

UM hiring new government relations director amid criticisms

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri System is seeking a new face to run their state government relations department, as their relationship with state lawmakers grows increasingly testy. UM unwittingly found themselves at odds with state lawmakers when the Planned Parenthood facility in Columbia resumed surgical abortion services several years after ending the program.

Eyeing Hawley candidacy, Schaaf requests tenure info from UM System

Columbia, Mo. —After reading recent coverage of the latest scandal at the University of Missouri state senator Rob Schaaf has some questions about The University of Missouri’s tenure policy and how it impacts employees potentially seeking higher office, and he’s asking the university to provide him with more details. In a letter dated July 21 and

Students laud S&T professor who received gubernatorial award

ROLLA, Mo. – Dr. David Riggins, Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. The awards, which are not monetary, are based on effective teaching, innovative course design and delivery, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to

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Bill would require public universities to post more class info online

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are looking to require state schools like the University of Missouri system to post more information about their individual courses online, and to treat all information related to courses as public information. Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, is sponsoring SB 465, which would require public institutions to post online information