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MU chancellor search forums set

Updated: 2013-07-18T16:50:59Z

By MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS

The Kansas City Star

The University of Missouri System is seeking help from the public in its first steps toward finding a new chancellor for the Columbia campus.

System officials on Thursday announced the dates, times and locations for two public forums to get input from the public on the qualities needed in the next MU chancellor.

UM System President Tim Wolfe will host the forums on the MU campus. They will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on July 22 in Jesse Hall Auditorium and on July 25 in the Jesse Wrench auditorium at Memorial Student Union.

“Like the 21 leaders who have come before, the next chancellor must understand and respect this historic institution, its stakeholders and its role in Missouri, while leading the university to new heights of greatness,” Wolfe said in a statement.

“As president of the University of Missouri System, I am eager to hear Missourians’ thoughts on the qualities and characteristics they would like to see in the next MU chancellor.”

The new chancellor will replace Brady Deaton, who last month announced his retirement effective Nov. 15.

To reach Mará Rose Williams, call 816-234-4419 or send email to mdwilliams@kcstar.com.

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