Brady 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, Stephen J. Owens, and Tim Wolfe were UM System Presidents during Chancellor Deaton's tenure.