Tag: Chuck Ambrose

MIC forges unique partnerships, opportunities

By Chuck Ambrose/For the Muleskinner After leaving the University of Central Missouri last summer, I was back in Kansas City with the KnowledgeWorks Leadership Team in December 2018 to engage in the Missouri Innovation Campus and meet its leadership team. For the first time in eight years, I could stop and look back at all… Read more »

Former UCM president flies in B-2 Stealth Bomber

While former UCM President Chuck Ambrose was saying his goodbyes to students, faculty and staff, he got a phone call he never expected. In July, Gen. John Nichols, United States Air Force commander, called Ambrose to invite him for a flight in a B-2 Stealth Bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base on Aug. 28. Ambrose… Read more »

Campus Cupboard feeds students

Smoke rose above Crane Stadium Aug. 15. The Warrensburg Fire Department responded. Shortly after arriving, a small fire was found and extinguished. It would seem this was like many other calls received by WFD. One thing, however, made this call unique. The fire was started by a homeless woman who had created an encampment on… 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 »

UCM board names interim president

Some seven months into his new position in the UCM administration, Roger Best has a new job. Best, who has served as executive vice president/COO since Jan. 1, was named the interim university president following a board of governors closed session on Monday, according to a press release. President Chuck Ambrose announced on Friday that… 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 »

Budget forum has big turnout, small pushback

Some 450 faculty and staff attended a much-anticipated general faculty meeting Wednesday where President Chuck Ambrose outlined $10.7 million in budget cuts and a possible reorganization of the four colleges on campus to three. Due to deeper cuts in state appropriations for fiscal year 2019, which would be $5.6 million based on Gov. Eric Greiten’s… Read more »

Ventilation upgrades delay Chick-fil-A reopening

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Fans of Chick-fil-A will have to wait a few extra months before they can enjoy one of its chicken sandwiches. The UCM Board of Governors met via teleconference Friday, Aug. 5, and unanimously approved $300,000 in additional funding to cover a new vent hood system and upgrade the… 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 »