UM System President-designate Mun Choi led initiatives to increase diversity at the University of Connecticut.
The announcement comes exactly a week before the one-year anniversary of former UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation.
Reports say the new president is Mun Y. Choi, the University of Connecticut’s provost.
An OU professor said he was called by an MU faculty member to discuss his opinions of the president.
After an eventful 2015–16 school year, this fall brings the possibility of more newsworthy events regarding administration and campus life.
There will be a $2 million payroll cut to compensate for a decrease in funds.
Search firm partner John Isaacson: “We call them, we send them an email, we open a dialogue, we have a conversation. And we put this text in front of them and ask them to engage us on the substance.”
The Board of Curators set out in 2011 to hire the 23rd UM System president with the assistance of an advisory committee consisting of faculty and students — but it’s unclear if the board took their opinions into account.
The curators discussed the ongoing presidential search and their desired qualifications for the next UM System president.
Advertisements, op-eds and videos have been published in recent months to boost the UM System’s image.
Presidential search committee must consider public input when evaluating candidates
Former curator Fred Hall: “The president has got to be a leader, he’s got to be a person of strong concepts of the role of academia, and he’s got to have an empathy for faculty, students and that sort of thing.”
Council member Art Jago: “(Tim Wolfe) was probably a pretty good strategist, but he was a terrible leader.”
Board of Curators chairwoman Pamela Henrickson: “We want candidates who are going to dig in and do the work and see an opportunity to make a difference in their own careers, on the campus, and in the country at large.”
Stephanie Shonekan, black studies department chairwoman, is one of two UM System faculty members on the committee.
After three recent resignations, the board has no racial minorities serving on it for the second time since minorities began serving in 1971.
Room and board rates will rise 4.1 percent for the 2016-17 school year.
The proposed model balances transparency and stakeholder input with practicality
The MU alumnus said taking the position is a “special homecoming” for him and his family.
The committee is still considering recommendations for the position.