There was a time when Missourians knew the University of Missouri was the best. The University of Missouri has not changed, except for the better, but public perception has. We can no longer count on our state leaders or members of our General Assembly to automatically understand what we do and provide for us accordingly.
Today the sleeping giant has been roused. More than 140,000 University of Missouri alumni live in Missouri, and most of you bleed black and gold. But today, more than any time in recent history, we need you to rally to the cause and support your University.
The University of Missouri is the premier public research university in the state and ranks among the best in the nation. The University of Missouri is one of just 34 members of the elite Association of American Universities, and is one of just six public universities in America with law, medicine, and veterinary medicine all on one campus.
The University of Missouri Flagship Council has been formed to advocate for our historic flagship university in order to help support, build and strengthen the University and to maintain and enhance its traditional role as Missouri's premier public teaching and research university.
We can no longer depend on others. The University of Missouri's friends, students and alumni – the people 100 percent behind the University of Missouri – are joining together to get out the word about what a remarkable resource Missouri has in the Columbia campus. Join us today and support the University of Missouri.
What do I do if I become a member of the University of Missouri Flagship Council?
There are lots of ways to help, regardless of your financial commitment. Certainly we need money, but we also need numbers. Most important, we need you! We want you to help us tell our government leaders what the University of Missouri stands for and what only our flagship university can do for our state.
Higher education will make the difference in the world economy of the 21st Century. The time is now to make sure this happens in Missouri.