A nationwide search is underway for a permanent chancellor at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia.
Interim University of Missouri System President Mike Middleton said in a statement Monday that the UM System is establishing the search for someone to fill the chancellor position, which is currently held on an interim basis by Hank Foley. The announcement comes after the recent naming of University of Connecticut Provost Mun Choi as the new UM System president.
UM System spokesman John Fougere said that Choi, who will step into his position on March 1, will make the final decision on the next MU chancellor.
The system plans to form a search committee as soon as possible. The committee is expected to consist of students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters, Fougere said. Fougere was unsure whether the search would be open or closed.
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