After spending decades laying the foundation for the business leaders of tomorrow, MU’s outgoing business school dean plans to devote more of his time leveraging university resources to lure their companies to Missouri.
During Bruce Walker’s 20-year tenure as dean, the Trulaske College of Business expanded enrollment, gained a national reputation, nurtured relationships with the city and alumni and moved into a new $30 million building, Cornell Hall.
More than 85 percent of the college’s current faculty and staff members were hired during Walker’s watch.
Since 1980, Richard King has consistently lured famous and soon-to-be-famous artists to our little college town.
The Blue Note celebrates its 30th anniversary on July 30 with a Ninth Street concert featuring Snoop Dog and Ice Cube.
Fueled by newly acquired Nissan and a rebounding Ford, Joe Machens is in the driver’s seat of Columbia’s resurgent auto market. Car and truck sales at Columbia dealerships have increased by more than 16 percent for the first four months of 2010 compared with the same period the previous year, according to Missouri Department of Revenue data The local numbers mirror national sales, which also increased a little more than 16 percent, according to data from Autodata, a motor vehicle analysis firm based in New Jersey.