November 9, 2015 
Contact: Stephanie Fleming, (573) 526-0949


Kander Statement on the Resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe


Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today released the following statement on the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe:

“University of Missouri students clearly lost faith in the administration's ability to make meaningful change in race relations on campus, and their voices were obviously heard loud and clear. I hope the Concerned Student 1950 movement is a starting point for an important dialogue that is long overdue at Mizzou and across the state, and that student concerns are no longer ignored by the university. While it will take time to replace President Wolfe, the university cannot wait to take action to ensure black students have the same opportunities to succeed as white students. The new leadership of the university should immediately begin having conversations with students, faculty and staff to reach an understanding on the concrete steps that need to be taken in the next couple of months to rectify this troubling situation now - not sometime in the future.”


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