UM System president agrees to 2-year contract extension

University of Missouri System President Mun Choi has agreed to extend his contract two years, through 2024, but he declined a pay raise.

The UM System Board of Curators voted unanimously to extend his contract.

Choi, who has a base salary of $530,000, plus a car and a housing stipend, cited “underpaid” UM System employees, saying he is “well compensated.”

Choi started his job in March 2017. He is the first permanent UM System head since the resignations of Tim Wolfe, the former system president, and Bowen Loftin, the former chancellor of the system’s flagship campus in Columbia, amid racial tensions in November 2015.

He has led the system through a period of budget shortfalls and layoffs, caused in part by cuts in funding from state lawmakers.

Read more: Columbia Missourian, Kansas City Star

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