Chancellor Search - Missouri S&T

On August 21, 2018, University of Missouri System President Choi announced the national search for the next Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) campus. “Missouri S&T is an integral part of our UM System and its success contributes to the success of the entire state. Today, I am announcing the beginning of a nationwide search for S&T’s chancellor, which will be led by the UM System HR Executive Recruitment team” Choi said.

The member search committee, chaired by Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor, Geology and Biological Science, and Tom Voss, alumni and trustee, Missouri S&T Trustees, will uphold the important task of engaging various groups in order to listen to constituent voices regarding the search and gather feedback and campus perspective regarding the qualities/qualifications of the next Chancellor of Missouri S&T.

From September to mid-October, committee members heard from leadership groups and campus community members including faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, administrators and business partners about what they were looking for in the next Chancellor. The collected input from these stakeholder meetings helped the committee and search team author a position profile that outlines the unique challenges and opportunities that await our next great leader for the university.

Missouri S&T Chancellor Profile

Search Committee for Missouri University of Science and Technology Chancellor

Meet the full search committee by visiting the search committee webpage.


Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe
Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe
Tom Voss
Tom Voss



  • August 21, 2018: President Choi announces search
  • September 17, 2018: Campus open forum and search committee meeting launch | View the media advisory | Watch on YouTube
  • Late September – Early October: Stakeholder Listening Sessions
  • Early October – Early December: Candidate pool development
  • November 28, 2018: Search committee met
  • December 4, 2018: A search committee meeting took place
  • Mid-December – February: Interviews and selection

Missouri S&T ranks third among public universities in terms of annualized return on investment; third among all universities for engineering education; and fourth among public universities for value added.

Reviewed January 09, 2019.