MU leaders are getting close to forming a new advisory committee to lead the University of Missouri Press. Spokesperson Mary Jo Banken says a transition team is currently reviewing nominations and plans to send out invitation letters later this week.
MU Chancellor Emeritus Richard Wallace says this committee is the first of its kind and has a main goal.
“To offer advice, to help this campus, MU have the very strongest, highest quality academic press that we can,” Wallace says.
Wallace is a member of the transition team organizing the committee. The other members are UM System President Tim Wolfe, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and UM System Assistant Vice President Deborah Noble-Triplett.
MU announced last month that the press will remain open and did away with plans for a “re-imagined” press that would have had an educational component on campus. Now the responsibility for the press will be transferred from the University system to MU.