ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The following joint statement was issued today by Pam Henrickson, chair of the UM Board of Curators, and Cheryl Walker and Jim Whitaker, co-chairs of the UM System presidential search committee:
“We are excited that a new academic year has begun, and are also happy to see the presidential search progressing nicely. Once again, thanks to all of you for your engagement in this important endeavor for the University of Missouri System.
We would like to personally commend the efforts made by all thus far in this critical process. Through the collective efforts of our committee, our search firm partners at Isaacson, Miller, and the many stakeholders engaged in this process to date, we are encouraged to have built a pool of talented, experienced, and diverse candidates from a national audience.
The contributions from every member on the search committee, and many other key players, have been significant, which has had a direct effect on our progress. We remain committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for our entire System: campuses, our great faculty, staff, alumni and students, as well as the citizens of Missouri.”