Missouri St. leader diagnosed with prostate cancer

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The president of Missouri State University is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday for prostate cancer.

Clif Smart made the announcement Monday in an email to the university community as the fall semester opened.

Smart says he was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer several weeks ago. He says he and his doctors believe he’ll make a “fast and full recovery.”

Missouri State chief of staff Paul Kincaid told the Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/13Ni1RJ ) that Smart was diagnosed following a yearly screening for the cancer.

Smart was named Missouri State president last October, after serving more than a year as interim president. He was previously the university’s general counsel.

___

Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

KSN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus