JOPLIN, MO.--- A ceremony was held for the formal dedication earlier today. University leaders recognized former Missouri Southern President Dr. Julio Leon and his wife. Leon served as president for 25 years before resigning in 2007. Current President, Dr. Alan Marble, says Dr. Leon put a lot of focus and priority on his faculty and students.
"He told me a long time ago that it's all about students and the very best thing you can do for students is put them with good faculty, so that's the thing they are going to be with great faculty in a great learning environment," said Dr. Alan Marble, MSSU President.
School leaders also recognized the importance of university donors and their contributions during today's ceremony.
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