LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Article gives wrong impression about UM Press

Friday, June 21, 2013 | 2:30 p.m. CDT; updated 4:39 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 21, 2013

I was out of town when your article about the UM Press appeared last week.  As chair of the UM Press Advisory Committee, I write to correct the misleading impression conveyed by the sub-heading of the June 11 article (Editor's Note: The story published in print under the headline "UM Press gets advice for future. Advisory committee gives suggestions."). 

The recommendations described in the article were NOT “Advisory Committee suggestions.” They came from two members of the committee only, were never acted on by the committee. 

I eagerly await the selection of a permanent Director of the Press and look forward to discussions with that person about future directions of the Press.  In the meantime, I applaud the extraordinary achievement of the current Press staff, with strong support from Chancellor Deaton and Provost Foster, in restoring the stability of the Press after its near demise.

Melvin D. George is a Columbia resident.


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