COLUMBIA — R. Bowen Loftin was named MU's next chancellor at an event Thursday in the Reynolds Alumni Center.
Loftin, 64, was sporting a black and gold bow tie and said MU shares many values with his previous university, Texas A&M. He was introduced by UM System President Tim Wolfe.
Loftin announced in July 2013 that he would step down as president of Texas A&M in January 2014.
At the event, Loftin said he sees opportunities for the four-campus University of Missouri system to collaborate more and suggested MU had resources to hire additional professors.
Loftin was selected by a search committed led by Dean Mills, dean of the School of Journalism, and Ann Covington, a curator for the UM System, in a confidential search.
Watch a replay of the announcement here: