Interim UM President At Work
Lamb will be paid $382,000 annually for the job, similar to the salary paid to departing President Elson Floyd. The university system says Lamb is not a candidate for the permanent presidency position.
The 72-year-old Lamb was interim chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1999-2000. He also spent one year as interim chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and nine years as president of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
Lamb succeeds Elson Floyd, who will leave Columbia at the end of the month for the Washington State University presidency. He will remain with the University of Missouri system as a consultant through April 30.