The University of Missouri senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies will serve as interim chancellor for the Columbia campus after R. Bowen Loftin's resignation takes effect at the end of the year.
Hank Foley said he has not yet met with members of Concerned Student 1950. Student members of that group have been protesting of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe's handling of racial issues. Wolfe and the Columbia campus Chancellor resigned Monday.
Foley said meeting with members of Concerned Student 1950 is "among the next steps."
Foley said he wants "to make people feel included and make them feel that this is their campus."
Foley also is the University of Missouri system's executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development.