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R Bowen Loftin took over as the Chancellor of the University of Missouri three months ago now, taking the reins from Brady Deaton, who had served as Chancellor for a decade. Now that Dr. Loftin has had time to settle in Columbia, today on Intersection we’ll talk about what he’s learned about MU since he’s been here, and what his plans are for the University’s future.

MU Extension celebrates 100th anniversary

May 1, 2014
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At a celebration on the Carnahan Quad at MU Thursday, representatives from most of the 114 counties in the state as well as university administrators and state legislators celebrated the 100th anniversary of MU extension.  The Extension program focuses on getting research and practical advice out for the use of all people, from youth groups to seniors.  MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was on hand to help celebrate. 

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Richard Bowen Loftin has made his presence on the MU campus feel like two years as opposed to the two weeks he has been in office. 

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KBIA is covering the announcement of MU's next chancellor live and online. Check this space regularly for updates.

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced today the appointment of R. Bowen Loftin as MU's next chancellor. Loftin previously served as president of Texas A&M from 2010 to last July.

MU to announce next chancellor

Dec 4, 2013
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The University of Missouri plans to announce its next chancellor on December 5th, in the Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center.

Former chancellor Brady Deaton retired on November 15th, and had served as chancellor of the university for 9 years. Many faculty members anxiously await the announcement of the new chancellor, especially those who have worked under multiple chancellors.

Professor of Biochemistry Frank Schmidt said he’s seen two types of chancellors at MU over the years.

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The retiring chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship campus is returning to his academic roots in agricultural economics, but this time with a global focus.

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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.

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  University presidents in Kansas and Missouri have been retiring with substantial financial packages.

When MU Chancellor Brady Deaton retires this fall, he’ll be director of an institute on international development. He’ll be paid 200 thousand dollars.

Former KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway received about 340 thousand dollars for two years after he retired in 2009.