“What’s happening with Mizzou Athletics? An update from Desiree Reed-Francois”
Since her appointment in 2021 as Mizzou’s 21st Director of Athletics, Reed-Francois has begun to transform Mizzou Athletics in every way.
Among her early accomplishments is the construction of the Stephens Indoor Practice Facility for football, the hiring of Dennis Gates as the new Men’s Basketball Head Coach; Caroline Westrup, Head Coach for Women’s Golf; Dawn Sullivan, Volleyball Head Coach; Bianca Turati, Tennis Head Coach and Kerrick Jackson, Baseball Head Coach; dozens of enhancements to the football game-day fan experience, the implementation of Black & Gold Fridays across the state, a retooling of the Tigers’ NIL program and the creation of the 24-stop Come HOME Tour which covered more than 7,500 miles.
A former rowing student-athlete at UCLA, Reed-Francois is the first female athletic director in Mizzou’s history, the first female athletic director in a public institution in the SEC and was the first Hispanic female and woman of color athletics director at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level.
You won’t want to miss hearing all about the amazing MU Athletic program! Bring your questions! And we’ll see you there!
Pre-registration and payment (via credit card (PayPal Guest Checkout,) PayPal Account, Venmo bank transfer) for the breakfast and Zoom webinar must be received by Tuesday, noon, December 5, 2023. If you have paid for the in-person breakfast and find that you are unable to attend, you may watch the webinar via the Zoom link. However you must request access to the link by contacting the president at Deank@missouri.edu no later than the day prior to the breakfast.
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. for in-person breakfast at the Country Club of Missouri on Forum Blvd ($15.00):
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. the Zoom webinar: