ABC 17 News has crews at the University of Missouri system Board of Curators’ meeting on Thursday, where protesters with the Concerned Student 1950 group called on leaders to increase the number of black faculty members and staff.
Demonstrators also proclaimed their support for MU’s controversial assistant communication professor. Melissa Click is still employed but suspended with pay after she tried to physically remove a student photographer from last fall’s campus protests, which were on public property.
Curators approved a recommendation to form a presidential search committee. Membership will include the Board of Curators, the Student Representative to the Board of Curators, and representatives from faculty, student and staff.
Curators are meeting at the alumni center on Thursday and Friday about a range of issues, including an update on the search for a new UM system president, student housing rates and retiree benefits.