The former interim president of the University of Missouri system will be the fill-in overseer of Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
Lincoln University's governing board announced Thursday that Mike Middleton will take on the new role as of next Thursday.
Middleton will be the interim president at Lincoln until a permanent successor to Kevin Rome is named. After four years at Lincoln, Rome announced in March that he will become president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, as of July 1.
Middleton took over as interim head of the four-campus University of Missouri system in November 2015 after Tim Wolfe abruptly resigned amid student-led protests on the Columbia campus over the administration's handling of racial complaints.