House Speaker Tim Jones received the Presidential Citation Award from the University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe. The award designates Jones' continued support and service to the University of Missouri System.
Jones was honored at the State Capitol in Jefferson City during the University of Missouri Alumni Alliance Legislative Day held Wednesday, April 3.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the University of Missouri System,” said Jones, R-Eureka, in a Missouri House of Representatives release.
“We are blessed to have the four exceptional institutions that make up the University of Missouri System. They have made such positive contributions not only to educating the young people of Missouri, but also to positioning our state for long-term success and prosperity. It has been a privilege to work with President Wolfe and the MU leadership to help move the system in a positive direction.”
During the 2013 legislative session, Jones sponsored legislation to create a bond proposal that would provide more than $1 billion in funding for improvement projects on college campuses and at state facilities across Missouri. Jones said the proposal would help the University of Missouri System to complete several construction projects currently under consideration.
This Legislative Day is sponsored by the University of Missouri Alumni Alliance and MU Extension, and includes visits with legislators, campus and Extension displays and a legislative rally.