Posted: Sep 18, 2013 1:09 PM by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Sep 18, 2013 4:12 PM
COLUMBIA - University of Missouri Provost Brian Foster will retire on Jan. 1, 2014. This announcement comes a few months after Chancellor Brady Deaton told the public he would retire on Nov. 15 of this year.
Foster became the Provost in 2005, and has been praised for his work on developing Mizzou Advantage, a program that promotes communication between faculty, staff, and students to solve problems outside of campus. Before he came to Missouri, Foster was the Provost of the University of New Mexico, the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and Graduate Dean at Arizona State University.
Ken Dean, Deputy Provost and member of the law faculty, to begin serving as Interim Provost on Jan. 1, 2014. Dean will not be a candidate for the permanent position.