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April 09, 2012

Leo Morton's residence

The tragedy is not the demolition of the house, but the discovery that University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor Leo Morton lives in Leawood (4-4, A1, “UMKC’s progress topples a Tudor”). As a UMKC alumna and Missouri taxpayer, it’s difficult to believe that commensurate housing for a public university’s leader does not exist on the Missouri side of the metropolitan area.

The chancellor’s choice and the UMKC Board of Trustees’ approval of his residence are disappointing and only reinforce the stereotype that the county of choice for professionals is Johnson County.

Martha Cockerell

Kansas City


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/04/08/3540571/letters-monday-april-9.html#storylink=cpy

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