( KTRS ) The student government president at the University of Missouri is calling new initiatives that aim to address issues of race and discrimination steps “in the right direction.”
Missouri Students Association President Payton Head, says he has been hoping for change and is glad to see the ideas put forward Monday by the four-campus system’s governing body. The university system said it will appoint its first chief officer for diversity, inclusion and equity, and it pledged to work toward a more diverse faculty and staff, among other things.
Also Monday, system President Tim Wolfe and Columbia campus Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced their resignations.
Head says he doesn’t think the changes will end the tensions on campus. He says that’s because many students weren’t aware of the underlying issues that stirred months of protests.