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Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
Missouri 100 UMSL
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  • 1. Thomas F. George
    November 2009
    Fall Update
  • 2. UMSL received full accreditation from Higher Learning Commission
    Continued accreditation without stipulations … placing UMSL in the top 5%
    Speaks well to the quality of programs, students, staff, faculty and supporters
  • 3. U.S. News & World Report
    Undergraduate International Business program ranked 15th nationally … 7th year in top 20
    Graduate Criminology and Criminal Justice program ranked 4th
    Both programs were the only ones of their kind ranked in Missouri
  • 4. Curators’ Professor of Biology Robert Ricklefs was elected to the National Academy of Sciences
    Only Missourian elected to NAS in 2009
    Election is one of the highest honorsfor a scientist or engineer
    Bob was recognized for his researchin ecology and studies of birds
  • 5. Professor of English Richard Cook was one of only 220 people nationally to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship
    Fellowship supports individuals who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and creativity
    Recently wrote biography of NY writer/critic Alfred Kazin
    Published by Yale Press
  • 6. UMSL … Saviors of our Cities
    Pennsylvania 1
    Southern Cal 2
    Dayton 3
    Pittsburgh 4
    IU-PUI 5
    Creighton 6
    Case Western 7
    Tulane 8
    Portland State 9
    Drexel 10
    Virginia Commonwealth 11
    Louisville 12
    Rochester 13
    UMSL 14
    UMKC 14
    Houston 14
    Emory 17
    Wisconsin-Milwaukee 18
    Carnegie Mellon 19
    Rhode Island 20
    UMSL ranked 14th nationally in survey released earlier this month
    Survey gauges economic, social and cultural impact in metro areas
    Tied with UMKC, Houston
  • 7. UMSL breaks several enrollment records
    10% increase in first-time, full-time students
    5% increase in transfer students
    Beats previous record
    of 16,094 students
  • 8. UMSL breaks several enrollment records
    31% of students listed as minorities
    20% of students listed as African Americans
    24 %of students enrolled in graduate programs
  • 9. UMSL goes public with its … Gateway for Greatness campaign
    Gateway for Greatness initiative seeks to raise a minimum of $100 million by July 2012
    Silent phase began in July 2005
    $83 million to date
  • 10. Community has been receptive to UMSL’s campaign for private support
    Despite tough economic times … UMSL set a fundraising record in FY2009
    $27 Million
  • 11. Thirteen individuals and corporations have made gifts of $1 million or more to date
    With gifts totaling $4 million, the Express Scripts family last week became the largest donors to the Gateway campaign
    • $2.5 million from Express Scripts Inc.
    • 12. $500,000 from George and Melissa Paz
    • 13. $1 million from the Express Scripts Foundation
  • 100% Participation
    UMSL Chancellor’s CouncilUMSL Senior Administrators
  • 14. Thomas F. George
    November 2009
    Fall Update