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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Chancellor to Receive Honorary Degree from Thai University

February 23rd, 2012

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

By Brad Fischer

University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton will be honored with an honorary degree from Khon Kaen University (KKU) in Thailand, one of MU’s partner institutions. KKU is sending a senior delegation to present Deaton with the award.

KKU will recognize Deaton for his career of public service, which began with a stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. A reception will follow the brief presentation.

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and representatives of Khon Kaen University.

Great Room, Reynolds Alumni Center, MU campus

1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23

The event is free and open to the public.