University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced a series of organizational changes Wednesday that would realign and consolidate administrative offices at the system level.
Plans include merging the office of vice president of academic affairs with the vice president of research and economic development. A nationwide search will be conducted to fill the position, to be called the vice president for academic affairs and research.
Strategic communications and government relations will be combined into a department called university relations. Steve Knorr, current head of government relations, will lead the department. Jennifer Hollingshead, now in charge of strategic communications, will report to him.