St. Louis Public Radio News
3:13 pm
Wed August 12, 2009

UMSL chancellor and wife give $2 million to school

St. Louis, MO – As chancellor, Tom George is leading the
University of Missouri-St. Louis through its largest-ever
fundraising campaign.
Now, the university is getting a big financial boost -- from
George himself.

The university announced today that George and his wife,
Barbara Harbach, are donating $2 million to support students and
programs in the university's College of Fine Arts and
Communications. College of Fine Arts Dean John Hylton says the gift will be used
for the Women in the Arts Initiative.

Harbach is a music professor at UMSL and George is an accomplished jazz pianist who often performs on campus and at
community fundraisers. They arrived in St. Louis in 2003 from the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.