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R. Bowen Loftin is MU's next chancellor

Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 12:06 p.m. CST; updated 3:14 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 5, 2013
R. Bowen Loftin was introduced as MU's next chancellor on Thursday at an event in the Reynolds Alumni Center. Loftin was formerly the head of Texas A&M University.

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:


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