Columbia Chamber Supports MOHELA Sale
A former MU curator, representatives from MU Healthcare and the School of Medicine and business leaders were at the meeting Tuesday morning to show support for the governor's initiative.
"We're sending the message to the state legislators as well as our own legislators that we think this is important," said Bob Gerding, of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. "This is too important not to say something, not to do something. I think if we've had a fault in the past, its that we haven't been vocal enough in our support of this initiative."
Gerding said the next step would be to go to Jefferson City Wednesday for the Senate higher education committee. At that meeting, he hopes the chamber will be able to share their support directly with legislators. University of Missouri curators voted unanimously to approve the plan.