National organization touts UMSL’s 50th Jubilee

The clubhouse of the Bellerive Country Club at UMSL

The clubhouse of the Bellerive Country Club served as the only building on campus when UMSL opened in 1963. UMSL’s 50th Jubilee was recently recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. (University Archives photo)

Highlights of the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ founding 50 years ago are featured on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities website. The AASCU is made up of more than 400 state-supported colleges and universities across the nation offering degree programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees.

AASCU member institutions work to extend higher education to all citizens, including those who have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses. The organization focuses on promoting four general principles: affordability, access, accountability and competitiveness. UMSL is one of 10 AASCU members  in Missouri.

UMSL’s yearlong celebration will continue through December. View a listing of 50th Jubilee events, photographs, videos and a brief history of the university. 


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