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UM President Elson S. Floyd Appoints Stephen W. Lehmkuhle as Interim UMKC Chancellor

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UM President Elson S. Floyd Appoints   Stephen W. Lehmkuhle as Interim UMKC Chancellor

University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd announced today that he has appointed Dr. Stephen W. Lehmkuhle to serve as interim chancellor of the UM-Kansas City campus. Dr. Lehmkuhle currently serves as University of Missouri Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Lehmkuhle will begin his new duties May 2 and will serve in the capacity of interim chancellor until the completion of the UMKC chancellor search.

“Dr. Lehmkuhle’s vast experience as a teacher, researcher and administrator make him an ideal choice to lead our Kansas City campus while we complete our search for a permanent chancellor,” Dr. Floyd said.

Dr. Lehmkuhle joined the University of Missouri in 1996 as a faculty fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Academic affairs. He became Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1998 and was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1998. In 2004, he was appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a unique and vibrant campus that has made tremendous progress in its engagement with the surrounding community,” Dr. Lehmkuhle said. “I am very happy to accept the interim chancellorship and look forward to working with its faculty, students, staff, alumni and community.”

Lehmkuhle earned a bachelor’s in Psychology from Wright State University in 1973 and his Doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1977. He held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Virginia beginning in 1977. He later became an assistant professor of psychology at Brown University in 1979. He became an associate professor in the Department of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1985 and a full professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1994.

Dr. Lehmkuhle’s compensation will not change as a result of the appointment. His current annual compensation is $191,000.

Photo of Dr. Lehmkuhle

Information regarding the UMKC chancellor search