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.