MU Research VP Retires Amid Restructuring

Mike Nichols | Photo from umsystem.edu
Mike Nichols | Photo from umsystem.edu

Mike Nichols, vice president for research and economic development for the University of Missouri System, announced his retirement after nearly six years in the role. Nichols’ job will not be filled specifically but will be covered by a new position that President Tim Wolfe announced in January. That post, however, has not been filled. Nichols created five programs to accelerate the commercialization of research and led an effort to allow students more control and ownership of their intellectual properties.

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