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Aug. 22, 2013 Volume 35, No. 1

Chancellor Search Committee named

Committee to help find replacement for retiring Chancellor Brady J. Deaton

An 18-member committee composed of faculty, staff, students, retirees, donors and administrators will help conduct the search for a new MU chancellor to replace Brady J. Deaton, who retires Nov. 15. 

The committee will be led by co-chairs Ann Covington, University of Missouri curator, and Dean Mills, School of Journalism dean.

The other members are:

• James Birchler, Curators Professor of Biological Sciences

• Nick Droege, undergraduate student and Missouri Students Association president

• Joan Gabel, Trulaske College of Business dean

• Anita Hampton, vice chair of communications, Extension State Council, University of Missouri Extension

• Jana Hawley, professor and chair of the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, College of Human Environmental Sciences

• Ellis Ingram Sr., associate dean for diversity and inclusion, and associate professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, School of Medicine

• Tracey Mershon, Mizzou Alumni Association president

• Deborah S. Noble-Triplett, assistant vice president for academic affairs, University of Missouri System

• James Pace, alumnus, retired CEO of ROM Corp.

• Cheryl B. Schrader, Missouri University of Science & Technology chancellor

• Gary L. Smith, director emeritus of admissions and registrar (retired)

• Rebecca Stafford, Staff Advisory Council chair

• Jinglu Tan, director of the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, and professor and chair of the Department of Biological Engineering

• Mitch Wasden, CEO and chief operating officer, MU Health Care

• William Wiebold, professor of plant sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

• Jacob ‘Jake’ Wright, doctoral student and Graduate Professional Council president

The UM System announced the committee members July 25. The committee will be assisted by the Los Angeles-based search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

Visit the Chancellor Search Committee page on the University of Missouri System Web site here, and read about the attributes faculty and staff want in the next chancellor in this Mizzou Weekly story.

— Erik Potter