Alexander Cartwright, provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York, was announced Wednesday as the University of Missouri's new chancellor.
Cartwright, who holds Bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering, says he's excited to begin.
"The opportunity to become chancellor of one of the nation's top public state universities is the chance of a lifetime," he said in a statement. "I am honored and humbled by the faith in me exhibited by the search committee."
Cartwright will officially start work Aug. 1.