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Missouri 100 UMSL

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    • Thomas F. George
      November 2009
      Fall Update
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Community has been receptive to UMSL’s campaign for private support
      Despite tough economic times … UMSL set a fundraising record in FY2009
      $27 Million
    • 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.
      • $500,000 from George and Melissa Paz
      • $1 million from the Express Scripts Foundation
    • 100% Participation
      UMSL Chancellor’s CouncilUMSL Senior Administrators
    • Thomas F. George
      November 2009
      Fall Update