STORIFY: UM System leaders and MU administrators testify at committee meeting

The Joint Committee of the Missouri Legislature met today to discuss MU funding, Click employment.

UM System leaders and MU administrators testified to the Joint Committee on Education tonight in Jefferson City. During the meeting, interim Chancellor Hank Foley and interim UM System President Mike Middleton spoke to the committee about assistant professor of communications Melissa Click’s current status as an MU employee.

Click was suspended from the university on Jan. 27.

“Her conduct and behavior are appalling, and I am not only disappointed, I am angry, that a member of our faculty acted this way,” Foley said in a statement released Sunday night.

After discussing Click’s tenure-track, Foley and Middleton also spoke about the UM system’s falling enrollment numbers, their plans to increase campus diversity and increasing the MU police force by 25 percent.

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