New UM System president to visit campuses this week

Mun Choi, the newly designated president of the University of Missour System, is expected to conduct his first tour of the system’s four campuses over the next several days.

Choi, a provost at the University of Connecticut, was named UM System president earlier this month.

He will start the tour Tuesday at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. On Wednesday, he will stop in Rolla at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. On Thursday, Choi visits the University of Missouri in Columbia. He caps the week with a Friday visit to the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Choi plans to meet with faculty, students, staff and community leaders in preparation to officially take the helm as president on March 1.

Choi is the first UM System president of Asian-American heritage. He replaces Tim Wolfe, who resigned last November under a national spotlight following student protests, a student hunger strike and claims that he had failed to take action against multiple displays of racism on the system’s flagship campus in Columbia.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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