A hearing happened Monday afternoon in Jefferson City with Representative Courtney Curtis and the Special Committee of Urban Issues.
Last week Curtis released sharp criticisms toward Mizzou and their lackluster interest in helping build an Urban Education Institute. While at the meeting, Curtis only slightly touched on the University of Missouri system as a whole.
When asked if the University supported his bill, he replied with,”I haven’t actually spoke to the University of Missouri about this specific initiative, I have spoken with the president last may about it but that was only in terms of providing support.”
He was then asked if Mike Middleton, the University’s interim president showed his support, he replied with yes.
His bill would require at least 500 thousand dollars to start and he would begin with cooperating with the Harris Stowe State University’s students.
If things go according to plan, his plan would be up and running within the next year and a half.