advertisement

UM System names Henry Foley executive vice president

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 3:50 p.m. CDT; updated 4:20 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2013

COLUMBIA — Henry Foley is an excellent pick for the new job of executive vice president for academic affairs at UM, school representatives told members of the board of directors of Regional Economic Development Inc. on Wednesday afternoon.

UM System President Tim Wolfe announced the selection of Foley on Tuesday saying he brings "the experience and vision" to transform UM's academic research and expertise.

Foley will leave a vice president position at Penn State University.

The new position at UM was announced in January as part of Wolfe's reorganization of system administration. Foley will oversee academic and economic development, research, academic affairs and strategic planning. He also will lead institutional research, eLearning functions and academic program review for the system. 

At the REDI board meeting, UM System Chief of Staff Robert Schwartz said that he was pleased to welcome Foley to MU and that Foley would maintain UM's research and economic development efforts. 

"There won't be less focus on research and economic development," Schwartz said. "If anything, there will be more of a focus on it."

MU Vice Chancellor for Research Robert Duncan, who said he has previously met Foley, also praised the new hire.

"He is one of the most business-friendly people I know in academia," Duncan said. 

Schwartz said Foley likely would relocate to Columbia at the end of July or early August.

Foley's appointment is subject to the approval of the UM System Board of Curators. The position has a starting salary of $350,000.  

At Penn State, Foley is vice president for research, dean of the graduate school, president of the Penn State Research Foundation and the Penn State Research Park Management Corp. He has been at Penn State since 2000.

Foley earned a master's degree in chemistry from Purdue University and a doctorate in physical and inorganic chemistry from Penn State. He was a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware for 14 years before returning to Penn State as a faculty member.

Foley has also worked for American Cyanamid and with consulting companies, including Air Products and Chemicals Inc., DuPont, Engelhard Corp., Monsanto and Westvaco.

Foley has not responded to Missourian requests for comment.

Supervising editor is Scott Swafford.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements