Media Availability: UM System President Tim Wolfe


Christian Basi

February 08, 2013

WHAT: In honor of his one-year anniversary, University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe will reflect on his first year in office, as well as provide comments and take questions about projects and priorities for the four-campus university system in the coming year.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

WHERE: 321 Conference Room, University Hall, Columbia, or by teleconference at the number below

Media who would like to attend the event are asked to RSVP to Chief Communications Officer Jennifer Hollingshead no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. 

Dial-in information is as follows:

866-434-5269, Access Code: 6109108

About President Wolfe:

Tim Wolfe began as University of Missouri System President on Feb. 15, 2012. He is the 23rd president of the four-campus system—one of the nation’s largest public research university systems with more than 75,000 students and nearly a half million alumni worldwide.

Since joining the university, Wolfe’s priorities have included increasing awareness of the role the system’s four campuses play in the state; leading the campuses in a strategic planning process; finding and implementing opportunities for more efficiencies across the system; investing in the university’s human capital; and expanding research and economic development initiatives.

Wolfe has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, infrastructure software, consulting and sales leadership. He began his career in 1980 at IBM Corporation in Missouri, and for the next 20 years, he assumed progressively more responsible management positions, leading to vice president and general manager of the global distribution sector.

From 2000 to 2003, Wolfe served as executive vice president of Covansys, a global consulting and technology services company headquartered in Michigan. In 2003, he joined Novell, a leading provider of infrastructure software, as President of the Americas where he was responsible for more than 3,000 employees and partner firms in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Wolfe grew up in Columbia and is an alumnus of the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating in 1980 with a BS from the Trulaske College of Business. In 1995, he graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.