COLUMBIA — MU Chancellor Brady Deaton will be leaving next week for a weeklong scientific conference in India.
Deaton's office said Wednesday that the chancellor will be gone Nov. 1 to 9 to attend an international conference on phytochemicals in Agra, India. Deaton is scheduled to give a keynote address on Nov. 4.
Deaton had said Tuesday that it could be "days" or "a week or two" before the school announces a decision on whether to leave the Big 12, presumably for the Southeastern Conference.
His assistant, Ann McGruder, said Wednesday that his departure date isn't likely to drive a decision on conference alignment.