The search for a new University of Missouri chancellor continues.
After the University of Missouri's governing board held a closed meeting on Wednesday, UM system spokesperson John Fougere said there will not be an announcement made today regarding Brady Deaton's replacement. The governing board held a similar meeting this past Sunday evening.
General counsel Steve Owens is serving as the interim chancellor until university system president Tim Wolfe makes a new hire.
After more than two decades of service, Brady Deaton's time as the University of Missouri's chancellor has come to an end. Friday marks the end of Deaton's tenure. He will now look to begin working for the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, a position that he was appointed to by President Barack Obama in 2011.
Chris Kelly, Missouri state representative, commended the leadership that Deaton has displayed while at MU.
In a wide-ranging interview this morning for KBIA's Intersection, retiring University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Provost Brian Foster reflected on their tenures at the university, noting its continued growth in spite of the economic slowdown and successful recruitment of out-of-state students.
The University of Missouri system has announced its 18-member committee that will lead the search for the new Chancellor of MU’s Columbia campus. The announcement Thursday afternoon comes on the heels of two public forums this week discussing the search. UM system spokesperson John Fougere says those hearings and the appointment of the committee were two important steps in the process. He says the next is when the committee first meets in the next couple weeks.
As the search to replace retiring MU Chancellor Brady Deaton begins, a public forum held in MU’s Jesse Hall Monday allowed people to tell UM System leaders what they want to see in a future chancellor. It was the first of two public forums held on MU’s campus this week.
A handful of MU faculty, staff, and students voiced their opinions at the hour-long forum. They discussed what they thought should be required of the next chancellor, and what key areas of strength he or she should have.