Ousted UMKC Student Body President Reinstated

March 11, 2006 - Posted at 12:27 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The student body president at the

University of Missouri-Kansas City has his job back.

Marcus Leach was impeached earlier last month by the Student

Senate, for not attending mandatory meetings. He learned yesterday

that he has been reinstated by Executive Vice Chancellor Patricia

Long.

Chancellor Guy Bailey has called the school's Student Government

Association ``dysfunctional'' and wants a student advisory council

appointed. Long says she based her decision on Bailey's comments,

and on a petition drive supporting Leach.

The school plans a campus-wide referendum on the matter later

this month, and student government elections are set for April.

Leach says he is excited to be back in office, and plans to run for

a second one-year term.

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