Tag: University of Missouri System

Choi appoints Schnieders as UM System’s Director of Government Relations

Position will be responsible for day-to-day operations of government relations COLUMBIA, Mo. – Following the cancellation of the search for an executive director of government relations, University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced today that Dustin Schnieders, chief of staff for Missouri State Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, […]

UM System looks to hire new in-house lobbyist, but rules could prevent some from taking the job

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The University of Missouri continues pushing forward in their effort to rebuild their brand. Just this summer, the university laid off a number of staff members in an effort to solve some of the financial troubles still burdening the campus following the events of November 2015. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Schaefer speaks on the Senate floor, April 7, 2016

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]