University of Missouri curators want to see more spending cuts in non-academic programs before they agree to raise tuition at the system's four campuses.
The governing board met Thursday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to discuss a proposed tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year.
Administrators are recommending a 7.5 percent tuition increase for Missouri residents attending the Columbia campus and even larger increases at the St. Louis and Rolla campuses. The Kansas City campus would see a 3 percent increase.
The University of Missouri has chosen its next president and expects to announce its decision next week. Board of Curators chairman Warren Erdman says a search committee began with a pool of more than 100 candidates from academic and non-academic backgrounds alike.
"We had four interviews and we worked our way down to a couple second interviews," Erdman said. "Then there were a few telephone follow-ups. In the end, the committee recommended a single finalist."