Tag: UCM board of governors

UCM Board of Governors to meet Oct. 23 and 24 on campus

The University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors Committees will meet Thursday in the Elliott Student Union on the main UCM campus. The three committee meetings are open and will be conducted in Union 237A. The Student Engagement & University Advancement committee will meet at 9 a.m., The Academic Affairs committee will meet a 10:15… Read more »

Best lays foundation for milestones at inauguration

Story by Jason Brown/Managing Editor Video by Kaitlin Brothers/News Editor Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community gathered Thursday afternoon in the Multipurpose Building to witness another milestone in the 148-year history of UCM. The 23-year UCM career of Roger J. Best culminated in his installation as the university’s 16th president. The ceremony represented… Read more »

Faculty Senate awaits decision on raise request

Faculty at UCM has gone without across-the-board pay increases for nearly three years and the salary compression brought to light by Faculty Senate reports in 2017 continues to exist two years later. Salary compression occurs when there is a lack of variation in employee salaries regardless of experience or skill. UCM faces a situation where… Read more »

UCM honors Ambrose, welcomes Best

The campus community recognized and thanked former UCM President Chuck Ambrose for his eight years of service during an appreciation celebration Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Ambrose was joined by his wife, Kris, at the event, which included remarks by interim President Roger Best and Board of Governors President John… Read more »

UCM turns to familiar face to fill presidency

UCM has had two presidents during Fiscal Year 2019, which is the same number of presidents the university has had since 2010. At the end of June, Chuck Ambrose told the Board of Governors he was resigning his position as the president of the university because he’d accepted a position as the president and CEO… Read more »

Ambrose takes new position in Ohio

After serving for eight years, UCM President Charles Ambrose has found a new job as president and CEO of KnowledgeWorks in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ambrose said his last day with the university will be Aug. 31, according to his resignation letter to the board of governors. He begins his new job Sept. 1. Ambrose informed the… Read more »

Board members serving expired terms feel sense of duty

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The UCM board of governors currently has three board members sitting in expired terms. Monica Huffman, the assistant secretary to the board, said the members – Walt Hicklin, Weldon Brady and Gus Wetzel II – continue to serve until a replacement is appointed. “For us, we have board members that are willing, fortunately,… 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 »

UCM switches from Coke to Pepsi

By STEVEN SPEARS News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Starting this summer, UCM students will be able to experience “The joy of Pepsi.” The university is ditching its contract for beverage pouring rights with Coca-Cola after it expires June 30. The UCM Board of Governors unanimously voted to award a 10- year contract to PepsiCo during a… Read more »

Four terms remain expired at UCM, 46 statewide in higher ed

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Gov. Jay Nixon announced the reappointment of Mary Long of Kansas City to the board of governors at the University of Central Missouri. Long will serve on the board through Jan. 1, 2017. If the Missouri Senate confirms her reappointment when the Missouri General Assembly is in session,… Read more »