On Tuesday, March 20, the University of Missouri Board of Curators will travel to the University of Missouri-Rolla to hold a public forum to discuss the search for the UM System’s next president. The board is seeking a successor to President Elson S. Floyd, who is departing this spring to assume the presidency of Washington State University.
The Curators will conduct five additional public forums around the state during March. They will be held in Portageville, St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield. Members of the Board of Curators will attend forums in their home regions to visit with citizens about the search process and solicit public comments.
“The Board of Curators has begun a nationwide search to identify and recruit the best possible person to become the University of Missouri’s next president,” said Don Walsworth of Marceline, Mo., chairman of the Board of Curators. “We seek an exemplary leader of national stature to guide the University during an era marked by great challenges and unlimited opportunities for higher education.”
Below is the schedule of public forums:
Tuesday, March 6, 1–2:30 p.m., MU Delta Research Center, Portageville, Mo.
Monday, March 12, 3-4:30 p.m., J.C. Penney Building, Room 126, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Friday, March 16, 4-5 p.m. & 5:30–6:30 p.m., Room 106, University Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Monday, March 19, 4–5:30 p.m., Room 208C Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri-Columbia
Tuesday, March 20, 1:30–3 p.m., Carver-Turner Room, Havener Center, UMR
Tuesday, March 20, 5:30–7 p.m., Discovery Center Auditorium, 438 E. Saint Louis Street, Springfield, Mo.