University of Missouri Chancellor
R. Bowen Loftin, outgoing president of Texas A&M University, has been named chancellor of the University of Missouri. He takes over as Mizzou’s 22nd chief executive officer in Feb. 1 2014.
Until then Steve Owens, current UM System general counsel, serves as interim chancellor, and MU Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton adds the duties of transition executive to his current role.
Loftin has served as Texas A&M president since 2010, following eight months as interim president and four years as vice president and CEO of Texas A&M’s Galveston campus.
Loftin succeeds Brady J. Deaton, who retired from his position as MU’s chancellor Nov. 15, 2013, to lead the new Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development. Deaton joined the MU faculty in 1989 and became chancellor in 2004.
See Loftin’s curriculum vitae.