New UM System president Choi calls for high standards, inclusive environment

Nearly one full year after the resignation of Tim Wolfe, the University of Missouri System officially introduced his permanent replacement on Wednesday.

University of Connecticut provost Mun Choi will take over as system president effective March 1, 2017. He said he’s committed to setting high standards throughout the UM system.

“I’ll work with the curators, the chancellors and the senior leadership team, and all of the stakeholders,” he said, “to shape the compelling reasons why talented and diverse students would select UM for their education, why world-class faculty members will begin and continue their careers here at UM, and for government, donors, and corporations to continue to make investment in this great system.”

Choi also noted the importance of “…creating an inclusive, collegial, and welcoming environment,” and keeping an open line of dialogue with faculuty, staff and students.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio, Columbia Missourian

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