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Deaton Named MU-Columbia Chancellor

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UM Photo of new UM-Columbia Chancellor Brady Deaton

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The University of Missouri Board of Curators will meet Monday to vote on a new chancellor for the Columbia campus. The board is expected to approve university president Elson Floyd's pick of Brady Deaton.

Deaton has been Columbia's interim chancellor since Richard Wallace retired earlier this summer.

The move will mean the campus will skip a nationwide search for a new leader. "After extensive conversations with faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University, I have concluded that Brady Deaton is the ideal leader to build on the success of the University of Missouri-Columbia," President Floyd said in a statement Friday. "I am convinced that his years of experience as an academic leader and administrator will serve him well in the role of chancellor."

Deaton said a top priority will be to fill positions that are either currently open or will soon be open. That includes starting a nationwide search to look for a new Provost and a new dean of the campus's Education College.

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