Curators and conferences

I’m in Kansas City today and Friday at the UM System Board of Curators meetings at UMKC.

There’s a lot of speculation surrounding a couple of big topics — namely the UM presidential search and conference realignment — and I’ll be blogging, writing and tweeting live as things develop throughout the day.

The curators meet in full this afternoon and tomorrow morning, and are scheduled to have big discussions during Finance and Audit committee meetings before entering a regularly scheduled, full-board (quorum) executive session scheduled for 3:45 p.m.

Regarding conference realignment, UM System Spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead told me this morning:

“The curators are not expected to discuss conference realignment, at least for today. Let’s just take it one day at a time.”

After a short press conference following open-session meetings tomorrow morning, the board will again enter a regularly scheduled executive session. Hollingshead said the curators will not be holding an additional press conference following the session and will not make statements on the content of the meeting.

In addition, no announcement will be made regarding the status of the board’s search for a new UM president.

Follow @zach_murdock, @CoMissourian and the #umcurators hashtag for the most up to date information about the meetings.

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