UM System moves forward in search for new chancellor

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, February 21 2017 Feb 21, 2017 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:38:00 PM CST February 21, 2017 in News
By: Emily McCarter, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA- The University of Missouri System is looking for a chancellor with "a collaborative and transparent leadership style" who is interested in "the development and success of students of all backgrounds," according to an email sent Monday.

UM System Interim President Michael Middleton outlined a new profile of the qualifications and expectations for the next MU chancellor.

"The University of Missouri System seeks a Chancellor with the vision, strength, and diligence to lead the institution with vital research and scholarship, effective teaching, and dedicated service," the profile says.

It also lists what the system wants in the MU chancellor, saying they should:

  • Demonstrate an ability to craft a compelling vision for public higher education resonant with a diverse set of constituents
  • Deepen MU’s sense and understanding of community and strengthen its commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • A record of supporting excellence in leading-edge, interdisciplinary, impactful research and the pursuit of academic excellence
  • Cultivate key political, civic, and business relationships essential to leading a public university in a time of increasing funding constraints
  • Multi-cultural competence and a demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to all people and the ability to foster and create a supportive climate and internal systems to evidence the same
  • Develop, sustain, and safeguard the financial and human resources required to fully meet the current needs and future aspirations of the MU campus

 

The MU Chancellor's webpage has the profile and a link to nominate candidates.

In his email, Middleton thanked students, faculty and staff for their contributions to the search. 

"We are committed to creating a robust candidate pool so the best individual is selected for MU’s next leader," he said. "We welcome your nominations of individuals you believe fit the profile."

It's been more than a year since former MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigned, and many other events have led up to this development in the search for a new MU chancellor. Here is a brief timeline of some of the important events.

  • September 12, 2015: The discussion of racial climate on MU's campus is raised when Payton Head, Missouri Students Association president, posted on Facebook that someone repeatedly yelled the "n-word" at him.
  • October 10, 2015: Concerned Student 1950 members protest by blocking UM System President Tim Wolfe's car during MU's Homecoming Parade.
  • October 21, 2015: Concerned Student 1950 releases a statement with several demands, including a formal apology from Wolfe and his immediate removal as president of the UM System.
  • November 2, 2015: Jonathan Butler says he will go on a hunger strike until Wolfe leaves office.
  • November 7, 2015: MU Football players tweet saying they won't participate in any football related activities until Wolfe resigns or is removed from office.
  • November 9, 2015: Tim Wolfe resigns as UM System president. Later that day, R. Bowen Loftin also resigns as MU chancellor.

 

The national executive search firm "Isaacson, Miller" will assist in the search for a new chancellor. The profile said all nominations and applications should be directed to the firm.

The 22-member search committee is co-chaired by University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor Leo Morton and MU College of Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa.

 

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