Count Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, among those who think the selection of former Sprint Nextel CEO Gary Forsee as president of the University of Missouri is a good one:
State Sen. Gary Nodler, a Republican from Joplin, said a businessman was actually better suited to carry out the duties of university president.
“I don’t believe the president’s duties involve any academic role whatsoever,” Nodler said.
“The University of Missouri is a very large, complex corporate entity with national and international connections, responsibilities and relationships. I absolutely prefer somebody who has the skill set that matches the job.”