Arvarh Strickland was a force for change at MU and in Columbia

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 7:49 p.m. CDT; updated 11:54 a.m. CDT, Thursday, May 2, 2013

COLUMBIA — When longtime friends and colleagues talked Wednesday about Arvarh Strickland's accomplishments at MU and in Columbia, they used words such as distinguished, level-headed and dignified.