Office of the President

Responsibilities of Office

The Office of the President provides leadership, vision and direction for the UM System, a land-grant research institution composed of four diverse universities located in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis, as well as a health care system and a statewide extension mission.

The UM System is charged to:

  • ► Create a positive learning environment that enables students to achieve their full academic potential
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  • ► Achieve a nationally competitive position in research, scholarship and academic programs in selected areas consistent with each campus mission
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  • ► Set new standards of quality for community-university engagement that will constitute a national model of service and outreach to the state, the nation and the world
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  • ► Develop an eminent faculty and highly talented staff who are engaged, productive, diverse, and committed to achieving the university’s vision
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  • ► Develop and maintain effective and efficient academic and administrative processes that support the university’s vision and create value for constituents
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  • ► Establish and maintain the financial and physical resource base required to support the university’s vision and sustain organizational improvement.