COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two former U.S. senators plan to join campus leaders Monday afternoon as the University of Missouri announces what’s being called a “major” gift.

Former Republican senators Kit Bond and Jack Danforth plan to attend a 5 p.m. news conference. A university news release says there will be a “major announcement” about a gift to benefit both the university and the state.

Columbia campus Chancellor Brady Deaton and Board of Curators chairman Warren Erdman are also expected to attend.

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