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UMC Leaders: 1970 - Present

Herbert W. SchoolingHerbert W. Schooling,
1971 - 1978

Herbert Schooling served as Dean of Faculties, Dean of Education and Interim Chancellor before his appointment to Chancellor in 1971. He reorganized several campus positions, and created the role of Provost for Academic Affairs, Administration and Health Affairs. During his tenure the Hearnes Multipurpose Building was dedicated, and new alumni center, general classroom building, mathematics building and veterinary clinic were built.

C. Brice Ratchford and James Olson were UM System Presidents during this time.


Barbara Staner UehlingBarbara Staner Uehling,
1978 - 1987

As the first woman to lead a land-grant university, Barbara Uehling became a national celebrity.

Uehling is best known for her goal of campus beautification. She oversaw the building of Lowry Mall, north of Ellis Library, and the restoration of the Conley House.

James Olson and Peter Magrath were UM System Presidents during this time.


Haskell MonroeHaskell Monroe, 1987 - 1993

Haskell Monroe presided during UMC's Sesquicentennial Celebration year.

Peter Magrath and George Russell were UM System Presidents during this time.


Charles KieslerCharles Kiesler, 1993 - 1996

The journalism building, Lee Hills Hall, was built during Charles Kiesler's tenure.

George Russell was UM System President during this time.


Richard WallaceRichard Wallace, 1997 - 2004

During Wallace's tenure, UMC's research efforts have grown significantly, with partnerships and large grants from several organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the European Union.

Private gifts in support of this excellence have increased for the fourth consecutive fiscal year in 1997-1998 to more than $36 million -- the largest amount of private giving in Mizzou's history.

Manuel Pacheco and Elson Floyd were UM System Presidents during Chancellor Wallace's tenure.


Brady DeatonBrady Deaton, 2004 - 2013

Brady Deaton came to the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1989 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He served as Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources before becoming Deputy Chancellor and then Provost for the University.

Deaton served as Interim Chancellor from September until October 2004 when President Floyd appointed him Chancellor.

Elson Floyd, Gary Forsee and Tim Wolfe were UM System Presidents during Chancellor Deaton's tenure.


Bowen LoftinR. Bowen Loftin, 2014 - 2015

Robert Bowen Loftin became Chancellor for the Univeristy of Missouri-Columbia on February 1st, 2014. After competing his PH.D in Physics from Rice University, Loftin served as the executive director of NASA’s Virtual Environments Research Institute at the University of Houston, as well as chair of the Department of Computer Sciences. Loftin served as president of his alma mater, Texas A&M, from 2010 to 2013.


Henry Hank FoleyHenry "Hank" Foley (interim),
2015 - 2017

Henry C. “Hank” Foley was named interim Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia in November, 2015. Prior to being named interim chancellor, Foley was hired as executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development at the University of Missouri System in 2013. Foley earned a master’s degree in chemistry from Purdue University and a doctorate in physical and inorganic chemistry from Penn State.


Garnett S. StokesGarnett S. Stokes (interim),
2017

Garnett Stokes came to the University of Missouri-Columbia in February, 2015 after serving as provost, executive vice president for academic affairs, and interim president at Florida State University. Stokes became interim chancellor on May 3rd, 2017. Stokes earned a B.A. in psychology from Carson-Newman College, and then later M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Georgia in industrial/organizational psychology.


Alexander CartwrightAlexander Cartwright,
2017 - Present

Alexander Cartwright became Chancellor for the University of Missouri-Columbia on August 1st, 2017. Cartwright previously served as provost and executive vice president of the State University of New York system administration. Cartwright earned a B.S. and PH.D in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iowa.

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