Dryer hopes the program will place MU on the map as a school recognized for political science.
The donation will be used to fund cancer research and create the Frances T. McAndrew Endowed Chair in Oncology.
Over the past five years, the center in Mount Vernon received $10 million from the state each year, while its annual operating costs reached nearly $30 million.
The extension will keep President Wolfe in office through June 30, 2018.
The partnership would allow MU to sidestep the formal bidding process for defense contracts.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to the team comprising researchers from around Missouri.
W. Dudley McCarter said alumni support is essential to MU’s membership in the AAU, and hopes to create a new student-recruiting system to gain additional alumni support.
Ellen De Graffenreid will earn a starting salary of $220,000.
About 500,000 of the 600,000 damaged books will be saved.
Delafontaine has 37 years of experience in both clinical work and education.