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MU Officials Launch ‘Mizzou Center’

New director will be introduced at event

Story Contact(s):
Christian Basi,, 573-882-4430

WHAT: University of Missouri officials will celebrate the launch of the “Mizzou Center.” The Center will host several MU programs that will connect with industry leaders, scientific researchers, prospective students and alumni in the Kansas City region. As a major economic driver for the state, MU officials will build on existing partnerships and create new collaborations to spur economic growth in the region and state.

Some of the initial tenants that will be housed in the Center will be representatives from the MU School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, MU Extension Food and Nutrition, the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, the MU College of Engineering, Mizzou Career Services, and the MU Office of Research.

WHO: Speakers include:

-Steve Wyatt, MU vice provost for economic development

-Jacqueline Clark, Mizzou Alumni Association president

-Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross

-MU Chancellor Brady Deaton

-MU Provost Brian Foster

-UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton

-University of Missouri System Curator Warren Erdman

-Bob Marcusse, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council

-Mike Sanders, Jackson County executive

MU officials will announce the new director of the Mizzou Center at the launch.

WHEN: 3 – 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 18

The program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Mizzou Center, Heartland Financial Building (HFB), Blue Springs, Mo. HFB is located just south of I-70 in Blue Springs at 1600 NE Coronado Dr.