Tag: President Chuck Ambrose

Ambrose to host final lawn concert, ice cream social

The 2018 President’s Lawn Concert and ice cream social is set for Monday at Selmo Park on the University of Central Missouri campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with an ice cream social at 6 p.m. with service provided by members of the university campus. The Warrensburg Community Band… Read more »

Ambrose donates $25,000 to spark new fundraising push

UCM recently announced an initiative aimed at raising an additional $1 million in annual scholarships for UCM students. The Gift of Success Campaign will begin July 1 with an official launch in September. The campaign will fund the new unrestricted scholarship Funds for Student Success, according to a news release. President Chuck Ambrose announced this… Read more »

Cutting the president’s salary is not the answer

The president of our university earns more than anyone else at our university. In the university’s current financial climate, it is understandable that a little more attention has been given to that fact. The attention has become more prevalent and more open. It is also a bit misguided. At the student forum held on April… Read more »

Missing the point: informational forum becomes frustrating

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – I was one of the 250 or so students who attended the student budget forum April 3. It took only about 45 minutes for me to start sinking into disappointment and shocked disillusionment as though I were standing in quicksand – and there were about two hours left. President Chuck Ambrose, Interim… Read more »

UCM appoints interim administrators

The University of Central Missouri has two new administrators following a board of governors closed session Friday. Roger Best was appointed by the president and approved by the board to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mike Godard, vice provost for enrollment management, was appointed to serve as interim provost-chief learning officer…. Read more »

Steak ‘n Shake coming to Union in the fall

By CASSIE SLANA Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Steak ‘n Shake will be coming to the Elliott Student Union in the fall. With Steak ‘n Shake’s extended hours, UCM President Chuck Ambrose said university staff is working to create a late-night atmosphere around the Union Bowling Center. Since Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays and has limited hours,… Read more »

UCM offers Innovation Track: Partnership with Warrensburg High School announced

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The university announced its partnership with Warrensburg High School on Tuesday morning that will offer dual credit courses for high school students. Created by a joint effort of UCM and WHS faculty, the Innovation Track is designed to offer high school sophomores the opportunity to take college courses… Read more »

Chuck Ambrose: The Face of UCM

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo. digitalBURG) — Chuck Ambrose’s story started in a small town where he was the son of a preacher and a nurse anesthetist. “I used to say that my mom put people to sleep during the week, and my dad did it on Sundays,” Ambrose said. Even though he liked… Read more »