Meet MU's next chancellor: R. Bowen Loftin

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 9:34 p.m. CST; updated 8:25 a.m. CST, Thursday, December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA — Here are some things you might want to know about R. Bowen Loftin, who will be MU's next chancellor, according to reports by the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

According to his curriculum vitae published in August 2010:

LAST JOB: President of Texas A&M since February 2010

EDUCATION: 1975 doctorate degree in physics from Rice University in Houston, Texas; 1973 master's in physics from Rice University; 1970 bachelor's degree in physics from Texas A&M

PREVIOUS JOBS: Vice president and professor at Texas A&M and chief executive officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston from 2005 to 2010, professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, from 2000 to 2005

WIFE: Dr. Karin Christiane Loftin, an associate biosafety officer at Texas A&M, according to the university's Office of the President website

CHILDREN: Two adult children, Elisabeth and Benjamin, and three grandchildren

TWITTER: @aggieprez

FACEBOOK: R. Bowen Loftin

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