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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A Texan who led one of the country's largest universities has been hired as the University of Missouri's new chancellor.

R. Bowen Loftin, former president of Texas A&M, succeeds Brady Deaton, who retired in November after overseeing the Columbia campus since 2004.

Missouri announced his hiring Thursday.

The 64-year-old Loftin stepped down as Texas A&M University's president in July after leading his alma mater for four years. He had planned to remain in College Station to direct an academic institute focused on homeland defense.

Loftin earned his doctorate from Rice University and spent four years as the vice president and chief executive officer of Texas A&M's branch campus in Galveston.

Texas A&M and Missouri both joined the Southeastern Conference in 2012 after leaving the Big 12 Conference together.

 

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 07:17

Interim chancellor selected for Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A temporary leader has been picked for the University Missouri-Columbia.

 

   University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced Monday that general counsel Steve Owens will serve as interim chancellor for the Columbia campus. The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://is.gd/o2IFZ1) reports that Owens will begin leading the school after the retirement of outgoing chancellor Brady Deaton takes effect on Nov. 15.

 

   MU Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton has been picked to serve as a transition executive. Owens and Middleton aren't candidates for the chancellor position.

 

   UM system spokesman John Fougere says the goal is to name a new chancellor soon. A search committee is in the process of vetting applicants and interviewing candidates.

 
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri is again turning to its top lawyer as a temporary campus leader, this time as acting Columbia campus chancellor while the search for Brady Deaton's successor continues.

University System President Tim Wolfe on Monday named general counsel Steve Owens as interim chancellor of the flagship campus. Owens was previously the interim system president before Wolfe's hiring.

Deaton is stepping down on Nov. 15 after nine years as chancellor. He will remain in Columbia as executive director of a new international development research center bearing his name.

Wolfe also appointed Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton as transition executive to help ease the next chancellor into the job. The president says that neither Owens nor Middleton is a candidate for the permanent position.

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Thursday, 12 September 2013 13:19

Washington University law school dean moving east

The dean of the School of Law at Washington University is moving east.

Kent D. Syverud has been selected as Syracuse's 12th chancellor and president. He'll succeed Nancy Cantor, who will become chancellor of Rutgers University's Newark, N.J., campus in January. Syverud will also start his new position in January.

The 56-year-old was formally the dean of Vanderbilt University Law School and was clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. 

 

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It appears the St. Louis Community College system will be seeking a new Chancellor.  

The St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that the board of trustees has voted in closed session not to renew Myrtle Dorsey's contract. Her tenure runs out in June of 2014.

Dorsey has come under criticism for the handling of an attack on a female student in a restroom on the Meramec campus and the followup  handling of the suspect. The fallout forced George Wasson, then president of the Meramec campus, to resign.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri will pay a southern California search firm $100,000 to guide the hiring process for the next chancellor of its Columbia campus.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates of suburban Los Angeles will screen prospective candidates to succeed Chancellor Brady Deaton, who is retiring in November. His replacement will be chosen by the university's Board of Curators and system President Tim Wolfe.

The California company's recent work includes the chancellor search at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and presidential searches at Carnegie Mellon and California State University, Los Angeles.

As with its recent presidential searches, Missouri won't disclose the names of finalists. Wolfe has set two meetings this week to solicit comments on desired qualifications for the next MU chancellor.

 

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - University of Missouri curators are planning their search for a new chancellor for the Columbia campus to succeed the retiring Brady Deaton.

The governing board met behind closed doors Friday morning, two days after Deaton announced he will retire in November after nearly a decade as chancellor.

He will be executive director of a new research center bearing the name of the chancellor and his wife: the Brady and Ann Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development.

The 70-year-old Deaton is a former Peace Corps volunteer and agricultural economist who leads a presidential panel on global development.

University system president Tim Wolfe and curators' chairman Wayne Goode planned to discuss the search for Deaton's replacement later Friday.

 

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Mizzou is looking for a new Chancellor. Brady Deaton announced he will leave the position effective November 15.

Deaton became chancellor in 2004 and will continue to serve as chancellor emeritus. The school has not named a successor.

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