At the conclusion of his State of the University Address today, Missouri University of Science and Technology Chancellor John F. (Jack) Carney III announced his plans to retire.
A press release from the university shared a portion of his announcement:
“It has been a wonderful privilege to serve Missouri S&T for nearly six years,” Carney said. “Missouri S&T is a unique jewel among the nation’s universities and has a terrific future ahead. While I have immensely enjoyed my tenure at S&T, the time has come for me to spend more time with my children and grandchildren.”
According to the release, Stephen J. Owens, interim president of the University of Missouri System, says that the timing of a national search for Carney’s successor will be coordinated with the Board of Curators’ search for a system president.
Carney has been in his current position as Chancellor since 2005.