Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader, chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology, will visit Waynesville Middle School on Friday, May 22, as part of the Show Me Value Tour, a statewide initiative by University of Missouri (UM) System leaders to discuss the importance of a college education.
Schrader will speak with students there about the importance of preparing for a college degree. She will address seventh-grade students from 10:20-11 a.m. and eighth-grade students from 11:20 a.m.-noon. Both presentations will be held in the middle school auditorium. A media availability with Schrader will be held from 10:05-10:20 a.m. in the auditorium.
“As chancellor, I have a backstage pass to all of the wonderful education and research going on at our campus,” says Schrader. “On a daily basis, I see first-hand the transformative power of education. This tour is about sharing that a college education is the greatest opportunity for personal, lifelong success – and it’s never too soon to begin thinking about pursuing a college degree. By every measure – income, prosperity, health and civic engagement – a college education has a profound effect on individuals and their communities.”
While in Waynesville, Schrader will also meet with business, education and military leaders to discuss pathways to a college education.
Schrader, the 21st leader in Missouri S&T’s 145-year history, joined the campus as chancellor in April 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and is one of the few female engineers to ascend to the top leadership position of any U.S. college or university.
The Show Me Value Tour was established by UM System President Timothy M. Wolfe in 2013 as a way to highlight the benefits of going to college.
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