Hank Foley, interim chancellor of the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia since 2015, is leaving the school to become president of the New York Institute of Technology.
Foley took on the role of chancellor in November 2015 after R. Bowen Loftin stepped down during protests over racial issues on campus. Prior to that, Foley served as the senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and University of Missouri System executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development.
“Through his leadership, the faculty and staff celebrated important milestones including record philanthropic contributions, strong extramural research and creative works, prestigious faculty distinctions and increased student retention,” University of Missouri System president Mun Choi said in a statement.
Foley will take over at NYIT on June 1. His last day at MU will be May 3, according to a statement from the university.