With a heavy heart, MU High School regretfully reports the death of a beloved friend and long-time instructor, Dr. Eliot Battle.
Dr. Battle co-wrote our Project Personal Development course, and served as an instructor for the Center for Distance and Independent Study and MU High for 37 years. Dr. Battle was an inspiration to all, and served the Columbia, MO educational community in a multitude of ways. MUHS principal Kristi Smalley recently called Dr. Battle to say hello and let him know she had been thinking of him. He was very appreciative, and was very excited about the upcoming dedication of the new Columbia high school that is named in honor of his late wife. He was a truly wonderful human being, a lovely and kind man. The most positive and upbeat person you could ever hope to meet. Our thoughts are with Dr. Battle’s family at this time.