Floyd Sees Ups and Downs at MU
"For the first time in the history of the university, state appropriated funds represent less than half of our total budget. It is imperative that we have a tuition and fee policy that is stable and predictable." Floyd said.
He won some of those battles, but lost in opposition to the Missouri State name change. He also lost a battle with the curators over combining his role with the chancellor's role on the MU campus. One of Floyd's last funding decisions as UM president came Sept. 5 of this yearm he signed off on Gov. Blunt's plan to sell student loans from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
It's been five years since the university has received a capital allocation and Floyd told the Washington media that the battles he fought at Missouri were the right ones, and that they will continue after his departure.