COLUMBIA — Former MU Chancellor Brady Deaton will receive a 2014 Missourian Award in September.
The Missourian Award is given to Missouri citizens who have made contributions to their community and the state's vitality, according to an MU news release. Recipients must either have been born in Missouri or have become well known in the state. Deaton served as chancellor of MU from 2004 to 2013.
When he stepped down after nine years as MU chancellor, Brady Deaton would no longer host visiting dignitaries, faculty, staff, students and donors. But he and Ann Deaton would still make MU their professional home by launching a global leadership institute bearing both of their names.
Past winners of the award include Walter Cronkite, George Washington Carver, Walt Disney, Mark Twain and Harry S. Truman.
Deaton is chancellor emeritus and executive director of the Anne and Brady Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development. He will receive the award Sept. 27 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.
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