New Leader Sought at University of Missouri Press

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 3:33 AM by The Associated Press
Updated: Sep 9, 2013 1:47 PM

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COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Press is considering three finalists for the job of leading the 55-year-old academic publishing house, which nearly shut down last year.

The candidates include press editor-in-chief Clair Willcox, who initially lost his job after university administrators disclosed plans May 2012 to shutter the publishing venture. He was later rehired when University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe backtracked on those plans.

Also being considered are Leila Salisbury, director of the University Press of Mississippi, and David Rosenbaum, director of project management at the American Heart Association.

Both visited Columbia recently for interviews and public forums. The publishing house is now part of the flagship Columbia campus rather than the university system.

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