Mizzou to inaugurate new chancellor Loftin
COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri's flagship Columbia campus celebrates its 175th anniversary this week with five days of events that include the inauguration of new Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.
Loftin came to the university in February but will be formally installed in office Thursday at the Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia.
The free, 90-minute event begins at 3:30 p.m. It will be preceded by an inaugural procession of faculty and administrators wearing academic regalia. The procession starts at the Reynolds Alumni Center.
Other activities include a series of lectures and a Monday night speech by author Jon Meacham, also at the Missouri Theater.