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A committee leading the search for a new president of the University of Missouri system nagged by racial unrest says candidates must have "a deft command" of communications and public relations.

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After almost a year of searching, the University of Missouri has a new system president.

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The University of Missouri’s 23rd system president is Timothy M. Wolfe, who is a graduate of MU’s Trulaske School of Business and of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia.

Interim President Steve Owens will remain in the office until Wolfe begins his tenure, in mid-February.

UM curator Warren Erdman introduced Wolfe as a Missourian, saying he “comes back to us now with international and national experience but with a heart that always stayed in Missouri.”