The Briefing: Open forum on chancellor search will take place Thursday

The MU Chancellor Search Committee is hosting a public forum Thursday that will provide an opportunity for the community to voice preferences on MU’s next chancellor.

The forum will take place at 10 a.m. at the Reynolds Alumni Center and will also be livestreamed online on the UM System website. The press release invites faculty, staff, students and retirees of MU to “join [the search committee] listening to and providing comments on the desired characteristics and qualifications of candidates for the position.”

Interim UM System President Mike Middleton announced the chancellor search Dec. 5. The chancellor search committee, announced Dec. 29, includes 22 members from various groups on campus, including the Missouri Students Association president, an executive member of the Graduate Professional Council, faculty from various academic colleges and the Faculty Council chair.

The co-chairs of the search committee are UM-Kansas City Chancellor Leo Morton and MU College of Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa.

“We believe in the tradition of shared governance, and the position of chancellor at MU demands that we honor that tradition by instituting a national search that is clear in its structure and process,” UM System President-designate Mun Choi said in a Dec. 5 news release. “A detailed, comprehensive national search befits MU’s status as one of the nation’s top public universities.”

The search committee has not yet released a time frame for its final recommendation. Choi will make the final choice of the next chancellor.

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