MU's next chancellor to be announced Thursday

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 10:05 a.m. CST; updated 12:14 a.m. CST, Thursday, December 5, 2013

*This story has been updated with details on the Missourian's plan for live coverage.

COLUMBIA — MU's next chancellor will be introduced at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Great Room of Reynolds Alumni Center, according to a news release from the University of Missouri System.

The public is invited. The Missourian will have a livestream of the announcement available online for those unable to attend the event, and it will live-tweet from @CoMissourian.

Former Chancellor Brady Deaton retired on Nov. 15. He will lead the Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development.

A search committee led by Dean Mills, dean of the School of Journalism, and Ann Covington, a curator for the UM System, has conducted a confidential search. Two public forums were held in the summer to get input on qualities people wanted in a new chancellor, and then the process was closed to the public.

The new chancellor will be MU's 22nd top executive. Before chancellors, MU had presidents; the change came in 1963, when the system was formed. It includes MU, the universities of Kansas City and St. Louis and Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

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