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Mun Choi Begins Work as UM System's 24th President

Mar 2, 2017
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The first Asian-American and 24th president of the University of Missouri System began work on Wednesday.

Mun Choi’s appointment is a departure from previous appointments of presidents with primarily business backgrounds.

Former University of Missouri Curator David Wasinger says Choi’s academic knowledge, amongst other requirements, is one of many vital presidential skills.

“Certainly academia is a very important quality for a university president to the extent he has experienced or knowledge of academia, I think it adds to his talent level,” he said.

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The University of Missouri Board of Curators heard more about the process that will be used to select the next president of the UM System at its regular meeting Thursday. The session for the UM Presidential Search Committee was held at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the University of Missouri’s campus.

The committee discussed its plan to work towards finding a new UM System president. Although the process is still on-going, the Board of Curators and the search committee believe they are on track to finding the right prospect, but there’s still plenty to do.

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The search committee for the University of Missouri next System President held an open listening session Wednesday morning, where they introduced a timeline for the selection process.  Before the committee can start searching for and interviewing candidates for the position, they must address what qualifications they are looking for.  Community members had the opportunity to share their input on what the University should be looking for in the next president.

UM Curators Elect Co-chairs for Presidential Search

Mar 14, 2016
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The University of Missouri Board of Curators announced Monday the selection of two co-chairs to its presidential search committee at a meeting in Columbia.

Cheryl Walker and James Whitaker will lead the committee which includes all six members of the Board of Curators, one student representative to the board and four at-large members.

UM System president admits Title IX troubles

Feb 5, 2015
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MU’s Title IX mandated reporter training received negative feedback because of software and access issues. At the UM Board of Curators meeting, system president Tim Wolfe admitted there are problems with the training software.

The Providence Point hilltop mansion in central Columbia will no longer be reserved as the University of Missouri System President's residence. The system will soon be renting the property out to university businesses and organizations.

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As one University of Missouri System vice president retires, the system is creating a different position to take over his responsibilities. 

System president discusses first year in office

Feb 12, 2013
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A year after taking the office as University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe says the number one issue on his agenda is strategic planning.

Future of UM System presidential mansion in doubt

Apr 26, 2012
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A recent inspection found that the University of Missouri System President's house needs approximately $88,000 dollars worth of restoration.