Speck corrects testimony

Last week The Chart received a concerned phone call and anonymous letter regarding information reported in the newspaper about Missouri Southern’s usage of the Joplin Regional Center building.

During testimony in support of HB 282 University President Bruce Speck said Southern currently has 60 percent occupancy of the building. Yesterday, The Chart received a phone call from Speck saying Southern only uses 20 percent of the space.

“I thought I had a reliable source, but everything when it checked out, it was not correct, it’s just 20 percent,” he said.

We’d like to thank Speck for his immediacy and The Chart will further examine this in the next issue.