11/11/15 2:46 p.m.


Dear CAFNR Family—

I feel it’s important you have as much information, as quickly as possible, as we move forward through the coming days.

I met with Hank Foley, who’s been named to become interim chancellor, Provost Stokes and my colleague deans early this morning. We are all working hard to help our great University move forward. I’ll keep you up to date on anything new that I learn.

You may have seen the following information elsewhere but this is what we know so far…

Is the campus open? Are classes being canceled?

Mizzou continues to operate on its regular schedule. Some classes have been cancelled by individual instructors, but the university remains open and fully operational.


Safety remains our top priority at Mizzou, and we are monitoring campus closely. All demonstrations and protests on campus have been entirely peaceful.  The MU Police Department has been in regular communication with our students and are working with them to ensure that our campus remains peaceful and the MU Police Department continues to keep our campus safe.

Important Resources

Contact MU Police to report emergencies or call 911
Current campus safety information is listed on MU Alert
Call the MU Counseling Center main number at 573-882-6601 for assistance 24/7
Current news is reported on MU News Bureau or local TV station KOMU
We’re available to talk with students, parents, faculty, staff or alumni. Our office number is 573-882-8301. Stop by 2-64 Agriculture Building to talk to us in person and we will help guide you to more resources.


Tom Payne
Vice Chancellor and Dean
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources