University of Missouri System and campus leaders will spend the coming weeks reviewing the future of two planned partnerships and developing a long-term budget strategy that will address $11 million in cuts to core funding. The review is a response to withholdings ordered by Gov. Eric Greitens last week.
Greitens announced on Friday that $251 million was being withheld from the state budget, $11 million of which would be cut from the UM System budget and $12 million from Department of Higher Education cooperative programs.
In a statement released Wednesday, UM System President Mun Choi announced that a MU Medical School expansion in Springfield and a University of Missouri Kansas City pharmacy program partnership with Missouri State University will be reviewed to assess the long-term sustainability of these programs. The two initiatives are Department of Higher Education cooperative programs.
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