Officials at the University of Missouri are remembering the man at the center of one of the biggest scandals in the history of American business as a friend of the school. Enron founder and chief executive officer Ken Lay is dead of a heart attack. University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton says despite the controversies surrounding Lay, the school appreciates the financial contributions made by Lay. Lay grew up in Columbia, attended Hickman High School and later graduated from MU. After becoming successful in business, Lay made financial contributions to the University and donated money to establish the Ken Lay Chair in Economics.