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Mizzou Opens Office in STL

Cortex District inside CIC

Seeking a greater presence in the metro-St. Louis region, the University of Missouri’s College of Arts & Science has opened an office on the Cortex Innovation Community campus in CIC led by former Mizzou football star Howard Richards.

“Mizzou is the state’s flagship university,” said Richards, who was a first round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFL draft and worked 13 years for the Central Intelligence Agency after retiring from professional football in 1987. “We’ve needed to have a greater presence in Missouri’s largest city so that we can strengthen relationships, better connect with underserved populations and grow our research partnerships.”

Richards’ work will focus on representing Mizzou’s College of Arts & Science, offering programs in fine and performing arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the college is responsible for teaching most of the core courses required of all undergraduate students on campus.

Richards spoke with us to discuss the university’s goals moving forward.