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University of Missouri System Presidential Search

The president of the University of Missouri System is responsible for leading the collective enterprise that supports four independent, distinct universities and a health care network — the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and MU Health Care.

The mission of the University of Missouri System, as a land-grant university and Missouri’s only public research and doctoral-level institution, is to discover, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge.  The university promotes learning by its students and lifelong learning by Missouri’s citizens, fosters innovation to support economic development, and advances the health, cultural, and social interests of the people of Missouri, the nation, and the world.


Each day, more than 77,000 students turn to our campuses for postsecondary education, faculty make advances in research that benefit us all, and our staff serve in critical support roles. Because of this work, thousands of Missourians receive health care, communities both large and small benefit from academic and technical expertise, collective efficiencies are created for the UM campuses, and our state’s economy is strengthened.

The next UM System president will have the opportunity to lead an enterprise that is an excellent steward of public resources. For example, the university has created efficiencies totaling $77 million since 2014, freeing campus resources to be used for core mission areas and strategic priorities, and helping to keep the cost of education affordable in Missouri.

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Presidential Search UM System Presidential Search Committee
316 University Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-2388
Fax: (573) 882-0010
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