ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fundraising campaign by the University of Missouri-St. Louis is over, and the amount raised far exceeded expectations.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the seven-year drive brought in more than $150 million in donations. The goal was $100 million.

The money will support scholarships, professorships, building projects and academic programs.

University Chancellor Thomas George praised the ability to raise money during difficult economic times. It was the first big fundraising drive for the St. Louis campus.

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