UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton and MU College of Engineering Dean Elizabeth Loboa will lead the search to fill the position, which has been held by an interim for 13 months.
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley expressed his desire to retain the position.
Since its first meeting in May 2015, the committee has recommended similar committees and released a report of its findings.
While interim Chancellor Hank Foley and interim UM System President Mike Middleton make the same amount of money as those who came immediately before them, their contracts vary in page length and formality.
The curators discussed the ongoing presidential search and their desired qualifications for the next UM System president.
Interim UM System President Mike Middleton: “Often when we are uncomfortable, it is because we are in the process of learning. This is an important part of advancing our individual and collective growth.”
An in-depth look at the structure of the system and who's in charge.
Interim UM System President Mike Middleton: “A lot of people in groups blaming other people in groups for what our beloved university is facing. I can tell you it’s downright exhausting.”
Interim UM System President Mike Middleton: “This is a time of significant challenges to be sure, but also a time of significant opportunity.”
Interim UM System President Mike Middleton released a statement earlier in the day, saying, “We have challenges to face and we will face them together.”
Fourteen student organizations cited Middleton's record of public service in a letter written by MU Policy Now.
Middleton was one of the first black students to graduate from MU’s law school.