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Chancellor Search- University of Missouri-Kansas City

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On September 29, 2017, University of Missouri System President Choi announced the national search for the next Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) campus.

“Our Kansas City campus is an integral part of our UM System, and its success contributes significantly to the success of the entire state,” Choi said. “We are confident that we will be able to generate a broad, high-quality pool of candidates from a national audience based on the tremendous strength and reputation of UMKC as well as the efforts of our in-house recruitment staff and nominations from our community, campus leadership and committee members.”

The search will be led by the UM System HR Executive Initiatives team. 

The search committee is co-chaired by UMKC Faculty Senate Chair, Martha Jane Phillips Starr Missouri Distinguished Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Professor of History Linda Mitchell and UMKC alum and former President and Chief Executive Officer of JE Dunn Construction Group Terry Dunn. The committee has 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 UMKC.

Committee members look forward to hearing from leadership groups and campus community members including faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, administrators and business partners. The collected input from these stakeholder meetings will directly influence how the position is communicated to prospective candidates.

Search Committee for University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor

Meet the full search committee by visiting the search committee webpage.
Linda Mitchell
Linda Mitchell
Terry Dunn
Terry Dunn



  • September 29, 2017 – President Choi announces search, committee
  • October 9, 2017 – Committee meeting
  • October 9, – UMKC Open forum, 218 Bloch Executive Hall, UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • October - November 2017 - Candidate pool development
  • November – December, 2017 - Identification and Interview of Semi-Finalist candidates
  • December - January, 2018 - Finalist Visits and Chancellor Announcement

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Reviewed October 17, 2017.