The Missouri State Treasurer spent the day on Truman State's campus.
State Treasurer, Clint Zweifel held a higher educational roundtable discussion. Zweifel met with community leaders and Truman administrators to discuss the importance of higher education. The State Treasurer hopes that students graduating from the university choose to stay in Kirksville to find employment. The biggest opportunity for employment in Kirksville is currently in the medical field. The economic impact that both Truman State and A.T. Still University bring to the city was also stressed by Zweifel. He says that having these institutions in the area is helping the region grow.
"It takes public and private working together. It takes community college and universities working together to really make communities reach their full potential and help the state grow," said Clint Zweifel, Missouri State Treasurer.
While in Kirksville for the day, Zweifel also took a tour of the Truman State Campus. He also attended meetings at the Economic Development Alliance Building.