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.
University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that he will step down as chancellor effective November 15 of this year.
Deaton says the time was right.
“(The decision to retire) did not happen quickly, let me say, I looked at a range of issues. The success and the coming together of the planning that we have been engaged in has been a very big part of it. And frankly the lack of absence of any major crises as I see them right now, you don’t want to choose that time,” Deaton said.
Deaton says there are no negative motivations behind his retirement.
MU departments and department chairs are working with Chancellor Brady Deaton to increase faculty wages on a case by case basis. Deaton spoke today with KBIA’s Sydney Miller and reiterated that higher wages are a priority.
The affirmation comes after the release of a survey from the Association of American University Professor’s that shows MU salaries as less than average.
MU Police Chief Jack Watring announced Wednesday morning his department has identified Timothy Aaron Hoag as responsible for the 2005 homicide of Jeong H. Im, a retired faculty member at MU.
Hoag committed suicide on Aug. 9, 2012 in Columbia, and investigators matched DNA taken from the crime scene to Hoag.
The investigation remains open. While the MU Police Department said the evidence and statements gathered don't indicate anyone else was involved with the 2005 homicide, the department invites anyone with more information to come forward, according to an MUPD statement.
University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.
A proposal to cut state funding to higher education would be devastating, according to MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.
Speaking on KBIA’s Intersection, Deaton said the 12.5% cut to MU’s budget would set the university’s state funding back to 1997 levels, despite having increased student enrollment by 50% in the time since. He says this would come on top of an already low record of state funding to higher education, with Missouri ranking lowest in terms of per capita funding among southeastern states.
More than a month after the move was made official, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spent an hour with reporters this afternoon to ‘de-brief’ the move to the Southeastern Conference from the Big 12.