University Presidents Testify on Higher Ed Funding

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Eight Missouri university presidents, including Tim Wolfe of the UM system and Dr. Jon Bauer of East Central College, testified before state legislators Wednesday in regards to funding higher education.

The Missouri Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education held the hearing at the Havener Center on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.

The committee has been directed to develop a comprehensive funding formula for Missouri public institutions of higher education by Dec. 31, 2013, and the Legislature is expected to implement it for the 2015 budget year.

“That’s our goal. That’s our mission,” said Sen. David Pearce, committee chairman. “One thing we have in common is that we support higher education.”

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