University of Missouri System President Mun Choi named an interim chancellor to the University of Missouri-Kansas City today.
Barbara Bichelmeyer will serve as interim chancellor of UMKC effective August 15, when Chancellor Leo E. Morton retires. Bichelmeyer is currently provost and executive vice chancellor at the university.
Morton has been chancellor since 2008, and he announced his retirement in May.
“I have every confidence in Provost Bichelmeyer and her ability to lead UMKC to new heights, despite some of the challenging times currently facing higher education,” Choi said in a statement released by the UM System today.
Bichelmeyer’s appointment will be in effect until a new, permanent chancellor is named.