The University of Missouri School of Journalism has ended its search for a new dean with the hiring of David Kurpius, the associate vice chancellor for enrollment management and a professor in the Manship School of Mass Communications at Louisiana State University.
Kurpius will become the ninth dean for the school of journalism in its 107-year history, effective July 1. He will replace Dean Mills, who has led the school since 1989.
Kurpius was one of four finalists for the position. During a visit to MU in February, Kurpius emphasized students being his first priority.
At LSU, he managed 89 staff members and a $5.6 million budget.
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