Nov. 3, 2023
This week, we welcomed members of the Alliance of Missouri Community Foundations for a gathering at the Reynolds Alumni Center. The Alliance acts as a resource for regional community foundations throughout the state to offer assistance, spark collaboration and make Missouri a better place. We were also joined by eight outstanding Mizzou students who received scholarships from the community foundations.
MU shares the Alliance’s commitment to service, and I appreciated the opportunity to highlight our incredible impact, including a record graduation rate (76%) and Extension’s presence in each Missouri county. We also discussed important topics that connect with our land-grant mission, such as improving rural health care and providing the best education for Missouri students. After the meeting, attendees had a chance to tour the MU Research Reactor and learn more about our role as a leading producer of lifesaving radioisotopes.
Working with community partners helps us create meaningful change for all Missourians. I enjoyed meeting the Alliance’s dedicated members, and I am grateful for their generous support of Mizzou.