UM System curators plan for future reliant on tuition, not state funds

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators will address concerns about future capital needs for buildings and responding to students by relying on tuition, not Missouri lawmakers.

“We’re not waiting on the Legislature for anything ever again,” Barbara Bichelmeyer, interim chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, said Thursday. “Our primary revenue source is going to be tuition.”

The Columbia Daily-Tribune reports that with state support in decline and backing for big projects unlikely, future fundraising plans will require upfront approval from curators. That stands in contrast to the past practice of arriving with a fully formed plan.

Read more: Kansas City Business Journal


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