A petition completed its first step Wednesday – a movement to allow students to vote on their university governing boards. This means students are one step closer to reaching the November 2014 ballot.
St. Louis Attorney, Brad Ketcher, filed the petition. He said students should have a vote.
“I think it’s very important that students have a full voice on those boards,” Ketcher said. “Students are spending more and more of their resources on tuition and fees, and a lot of times having to take out student loans for those sorts of obligations.”
In a wide-ranging interview this morning for KBIA's Intersection, retiring University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Provost Brian Foster reflected on their tenures at the university, noting its continued growth in spite of the economic slowdown and successful recruitment of out-of-state students.
Many universities are divided into emphasis areas to allow students to focus on their specific studies, but A. T. Still University in Kirksville is not. Their administrative faculty realized different emphasis areas work together to strengthen each other.