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Meetings and Minutes

The commission meets regularly and holds periodic public forums to gather perspective from students, faculty, staff and community members. The commission makes official meeting records available including agendas and minutes.

University History Final Report

Read the final report issued by the Presidential Commission on University History.


Virtual Town Hall

The one-hour virtual town hall event will feature commission members speaking to the work of the commission to date followed by an audience question and answer. The town hall is free and open to the public.

Organizers will accept questions from the audience in real time using the chat function on Microsoft Teams. Questions will be answered by commission members only. 

Monday, April 12, 5-6:30 p.m.   


Virtual Public Forums

The commission has hosted virtual public forums to solicit input on the renaming of Columbia campus buildings. Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to sign up to make a five-minute address during either public forum or to submit comments. A video of each public forum is available by selecting a meeting date.

Tues., Oct. 13, 2020 (4-6 p.m.)
Thurs., Oct. 15, 2020 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
Mon., Nov. 9, 2020 (6-8 p.m.)
Mon., Dec. 7, 2020 (6-8 p.m.)


Commission Meetings and Records

In addition to hosting periodic public forums, the commission and subcommittees meet regularly to complete the work of the president's charge. Agendas are made available prior to meetings while official minutes and archival recordings are made available following meetings.

University History

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