The Maneater

Explaining the UM System

An in-depth look at the structure of the system and who's in charge.

Jesse Hall Monday, April 4, 2015 on the Francis Quadrangle in Columbia, Mo.

After the resignations of former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and former UM System President Tim Wolfe in November, questions have been raised about how the UM System operates and the roles of its president, chancellors and Board of Curators.

The UM System was founded in 1963, merging four schools across the state of Missouri into a four-campus system. The system is governed by the Board of Curators and UM System president. Each campus has a chancellor.

We examined the history and structure of the UM System and the role administrators have. Read the Explaining the UM System project here.

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