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Senate endorses CBHE name change

Senate endorses CBHE name change

March 12th, 2011 in News

Missouri senators this week approved dropping the word "Coordinating" from the name of Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

Sen. Tim Green, D-Spanish Lake, proposed the amendment to a bill intended to keep nine members on the board supervising operations of the four-campus University of Missouri system, the Springfield-based Missouri State University and the CBHE.

"It's going to continue to be the "Board of Higher Education,'" Green explained, "because they don't coordinate anything.

"Each university has their own entity - their own kingdoms - and they don't work to provide affordable higher education by coordinating with other universities so we do not have all these duplications of different degrees all throughout the states."