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Lee Hills Hall

Lee Hills Hall then and now. [Left] Lee Hills Hall under construction (courtesy of the UMC Archives, C:1/83/9).
Date designed: 1991
Groundbreaking: Oct. 22, 1992
Date constructed: 1995
Date of dedication: April 18, 1995
Architectural consultant: Slaughnessy, Fickel, and Scott Architects, Inc.
Named after: Lee Hills, who attended the Missouri School of Journalism from 1927 to 1929. In his long career, Hills worked as a reporter, foreign correspondent, news editor, editorial writer, editor, managing editor, executive editor, publisher and CEO of two major newspapers, the Detroit Free Press and The Miami Herald. He was also the first chairman and CEO of Knight-Ridder Newspapers (excerpt courtesy of the MU School of Journalism).
Note: Lee Hills Hall is one of four buildings associated with the School of Journalism. In addition to Lee Hills Hall, these buildings are Walter Williams Hall, Neff Hall and Gannett Hall.

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