Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
The Kansas Corporation Commission won’t reconsider its previous decision to reject Great Plains Energy’s bid to acquire Westar Energy, the regulatory agency ruled Tuesday. Great Plains, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light, and Westar, the largest utility in Kansas, had requested a May 31 deadline to hammer out a plan to assuage concerns that caused the commission to deny a deal worth $12.2 billion. Read more
Chancellor changes: UMKC’s Morton to retire; MU said to pick SUNY provost
Leo Morton, who has served as chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City since December 2008, plans to retire in the spring of 2018, he announced Tuesday. In his time as chancellor, Morton oversaw significant enrollment growth, UMKC’s most successful capital campaign and the creation of a strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. Read more
After more than 18 months under the watch of interim chancellors, the University of Missouri-Columbia is getting a new leader on a permanent basis. Alexander Cartwright, provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York, will take over as chancellor of the Columbia campus, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing multiple sources. Read more
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