The Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education lecture series opens the University of Missouri community to the experiences and expertise of higher education leaders across the nation and the world. Whether the speaker is a president of one of America’s leading research universities, or a panel of scholars from a host of backgrounds, this series is intended to broaden the discussion about critical issues facing higher education. Speakers will also highlight the value and challenges of the education and research landscapes, leadership and personal experiences.

The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost will co-host each lecture, and the campus community – and beyond — is invited to attend.


Thank you for joining our inaugural lecture
featuring University at Buffalo President
Satish Tripathi!

MU hosted Pres. Tripathi on Apr. 22, 2019 for his lecture,
“University Transformation and the Renaissance of a City.”

Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright and Provost Latha Ramchand would like to thank everyone from the University of Missouri and Columbia community who attended the inaugural Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education Lecture Series. It was an honor to bring President Tripathi to MU to experience what makes Missouri’s flagship institution so special, but also for us to learn from the incredible work that the University at Buffalo has done to transform alongside of its hometown.

Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education Lecture Series

Read more about President Tripathi here.

We look forward to announcing our next Distinguished Leader speaker in the coming months. Check back for updates and a save the date.