Statement from Board of Curators Chair David Steelman
June 22, 2018 Dear Campus Community, Today, Board of Curators Chair David Steelman delivered a statement regarding his observations on the progress of our university. I invite you to read Curator Steelman’s statement, which is below. I am immensely proud of the progress we have made together in a little less than a year since […]
Ramchand Appointed Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
June 21, 2018 To the campus community, I would like to share with you some exciting news about a new member of our Mizzou family. I have appointed Latha Ramchand, dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dr. Ramchand is […]
FY19 Budget Update
June 7, 2018 To the campus community, I want to thank you for your continued commitment to our university’s financial future. During the past several months, we have worked to identify ways we can productively close our budget gap. With your input, we have finalized the FY19 budget, charting a course for the university and […]
Staff honored for outstanding service
Chancellor Cartwright honored MU staff for their contributions to the university during the annual Staff Recognition Week awards ceremony Monday, May 21.
Farwell appointed chief marketing and communications officer
University of Missouri officials announced today the appointment of Kamrhan Farwell as chief marketing and communications officer for both the UM System and MU campus. Farwell’s appointment is effective July 2.
Academic program review update
May 16, 2018 To the campus community: Thank you to everyone for your continued engagement and patience as we worked through the academic program review. I am grateful to the 17-person Task Force on Academic Program Analysis, Enhancement and Opportunities
Chancellor Cartwright announces new vision for MU Extension and Engagement
The new vision will fulfill what he referred to as an “all things Missouri” mission.
Provost Candidate Open Forums & Campus Visits
Open forums with finalists for the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost will be held April 30 through May 9. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
Town Hall with President Choi & Chancellor Cartwright
Drs. Choi and Cartwright will provide updates on UM System initiatives, legislative affairs, the budget process and more. Please join us April 30 at 10 a.m. to voice your thoughts, ask questions and be part of an engaging conversation.
MU Compact Response Plan
The campus community is invited to review the draft of MU’s Compact Plan Response and then provide feedback on the plan either through the online survey or by attending an open forum 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 in the Columns Ballroom, Reynolds Alumni Center.
General Faculty Meeting: April 4
All faculty are invited to attend the Spring General Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. See agenda as well as additional program review departmental level data promised at the last faculty meeting.
Program review process and timeline
March 7, 2018 Dear Colleagues, Thank you to those of you who took time to come to the special faculty meeting Monday and for sharing with me your concerns about the Academic Program Review.
Special General Faculty Meeting on March 5
Faculty are invited to attend this special meeting on the academic program review task force report.
Research, Creative Activities & Economic Development
Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced initiatives to increase the positive impacts of research, enhance creative activities and increase economic development.
MU Activity Analysis
Feb. 12, 2018 Dear colleagues, Earlier today, you received a message from President Choi regarding the next step in the UM System’s FY18 Administrative Review project: an Activity Analysis designed to help us better understand the distribution of staff work across all four campuses.
Academic Program Review Final Report
Jan. 25, 2018 Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, Today, the university is releasing a campuswide academic program review report. The report was prepared by a group of 15 faculty members from across campus. You can find the report here, and a press release summarizing the report is below.
MU Provost Search Forum on Jan. 22
MU faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in an open forum as part of the search for the next Provost of the University of Missouri.
Jim Spain Appointed Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dec. 21, 2017 Colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Jim Spain has agreed to serve as interim provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective Feb. 1.
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Search Committee Appointed
Dec. 20, 2017 Dear Mizzou faculty, staff and students, Today I am pleased to announce the membership of the search committee that will help us select the next Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for MU.
Call for Applications for Faculty in Leadership
Dec. 12, 2017 Dear Colleagues, The Office of the Chancellor is recruiting up to three faculty in leadership for the 2017-2019 academic years.
Employee Leave and Educational Assistance Benefits Updates
Dec. 7, 2017 Dear Colleagues, As President Choi shared today, the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved several changes to our Collected Rules and Regulations
Interim Provost/Provost Search Update
Nov. 28, 2017 Dear Colleagues, I am writing to remind everyone that I am soliciting nominations for the position of Interim Provost.
Chancellor’s Address: “University for Missouri: A Commitment to Student Success”
Watch Chancellor Alexander Cartwright’s first 100 day address
2017 Fall General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Cartwright gives a campus update and presents future plans to faculty at the bi-annual general faculty meeting.
KFRU Radio Interview
Listen to Chancellor Cartwright chat with KFRU radio host David Lile. (The live interview took place on Sept. 27, 2017.)
A Thank You from MU Leadership
We are grateful for the tremendous support we receive daily from the university’s faculty and staff, and as an expression of our gratitude, we would like to invite you to attend Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 16
Land Grant Compact Will Provide Access to Missouri Residents
New grants underscore the University of Missouri’s pledge to fulfill its land-grant mission by offering more competitive, affordable education to Missourians
Statement on Mizzou’s core value of respect
One of the core values of the University of Missouri is respect. As such, we are committed to fostering a community of inclusion.
Statement from University of Missouri Leaders Regarding Charlottesville Tragedy
We are saddened and angered by the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend.
Budget actions, July 28, 2017
The state of Missouri continues to face budget challenges and as a result, the university has experienced additional adjustments for our FY18 budget. Dr. Choi has asked that we make every effort to ensure we remain focused on our highest priorities despite these challenges.
Directly following President Choi’s address, campus leadership will discuss campus-specific budget priorities and short- and long-term strategies.
Watch Budget Open Forums
Watch each of the budget forums online and submit questions to campus leadership
Mizzou Budget Update
As the close of semester approaches, I wanted to reach out to our campus community and provide an update on the budget.
Stokes named interim chancellor
Dr. Garnett Stokes appointed interim chancellor of the University of Missouri, effective May 3. Dr. Stokes will serve in the role of interim chancellor until a permanent chancellor arrives on campus.
Policies Regarding Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press
Dear University Community— I am pleased to let you know that the new and revised policies developed by the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press that was formed more than a year ago have been adopted into the university’s business policies and will go into effect June 1. […]
Announcement from Interim Chancellor Hank Foley
I want to thank everyone here at MU for allowing me to lead. Today, I am announcing that I have accepted the position of president at the New York Institute of technology, effective June 1. My last day at Mizzou will be May 3.
Special General Faculty Meeting
President Choi shares a review of the UM system and a vision for its future.
New committees announced to help guide Mizzou’s future
During the past few weeks, you have received communications from me regarding the significant budget challenges facing the university. As we work to address these issues, it is also imperative to look at our ongoing strategies for addressing our finance capital projects and resource allocation.
Our budget guiding principles
Earlier this week, I shared with you the axioms that will guide our budget decisions going forward. We have developed guiding principles that will be used to determine the financial contributions for each college or division.
I am writing to update you on the progress we have made to date regarding our plans for addressing our budget shortfall this year and anticipated revenue reductions next year.
Message Regarding Anti-Semitism Incident
Yesterday, MU police officers arrested two students for harassing one of our community members with anti-Semitic messages. This behavior is abhorrent and antithetical to our core value of respect. It simply will not be tolerated.
National It’s On Us Campaign to Stop Sexual Assault
Dear University Community, Sexual assault happens on college campuses around the country. The results of our 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct show our campus is no exception. We must take action. At Mizzou we are working to promote bystander intervention, support survivors of sexual assault and create an environment in […]
Message Regarding International Students and Scholars
Dear faculty, staff and students, Let me begin by joining UM System President Middleton and President-designate Choi in expressing my personal support for our international students and scholars. You are an essential part of our university community. We welcome you and value you. My leadership team and I are here to support you in any […]
MU Chancellor Search Open Forum Jan. 26
MU faculty, staff, students and retirees are invited to participate in an open forum as part of the UM System search for the next chancellor of the University of Missouri. Join members of the University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor Search Committee in listening to and providing comments on the desired characteristics and qualifications of candidates for […]
Statement Regarding Sept. 27 Incident
Last night, University of Missouri police received a report of an incident during which racial slurs were used. MU police officers responded immediately and identified the students involved in the incident. Both the Office of Student Conduct and the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX have been notified; officials in both offices are taking […]
Upcoming Campus Finance Update and Future Investment Strategies Forum
Please join MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley and Vice Chancellor of Finance Rhonda Gibler for one of two forums.
Update on Armed Robbery Reports
July 21, 2016 Dear campus community members, Earlier today, the Columbia Police Department announced that they had arrested five suspects in connection with a series of armed robberies last week that appeared to be targeting college-age students. I’m very grateful for the work of the Columbia Police Department and our MUPD who provided assistance with […]
Ensuring student safety
As you know, your safety is my top priority. The Columbia Police Department has notified us of a series of armed robberies this week near downtown Columbia.
Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press report and communications
I am writing to inform you that the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech, and the Press has finished its work and recently submitted the draft policy that would clarify and complement our existing policies concerning facility use on campus while protecting the fundamental right of free expression.
Upcoming Budget Forums
Please join MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, Provost Garnett Stokes and Vice Chancellor of Finance Rhonda Gibler for one of two budget forums to learn more about the university’s budget assumptions for FY17 and ask any questions you may have.
The State of Mizzou
Tigers are coming together to foster a community we’re even prouder to be part of. We’re committing to Mizzou. We’ve heard the concerns of current and prospective students, of faculty and staff, of alumni and donors, of curators and legislators — and of all Missourians, really. We’re listening. Above all, we’re learning. We’re a university; […]
Chats With the Chancellor
Meet with Interim Chancellor Hank Foley 4-5 p.m. Friday afternoons in the Jesse Hall rotunda for informal discussions of topics of interest to Tigers.
Statement from Interim Chancellor Hank Foley and Interim Vice Chancellor Chuck Henson
We are angry to hear about yet another anti-Semitic incident in one of our residence halls over the weekend. This type of vandalism attacks everyone. Our core values — including that of Respect — must become more than words on paper or a banner. They are the foundation of who we desire to be as […]
Chancellor’s Letter Feb. 18, 2016
Greetings, Mizzou staff and faculty! Since I was named interim chancellor in November, I have made a concerted effort to communicate with everyone on campus about the university’s goals and priorities. This new biweekly newsletter will give me an opportunity to keep everyone updated on a regular basis as we make progress toward our shared […]
Statement from University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley on Melissa Click
Last night, like many in our community, I watched newly released footage of Dr. Melissa Click directing a verbal assault against members of the Columbia Police Department during the homecoming parade in October 2015. Her conduct and behavior are appalling, and I am not only disappointed, I am angry, that a member of our faculty […]
Letter to Mizzou Employees Regarding Retiree Insurance Benefits
Last week, Interim University of Missouri System President Mike Middleton sent you a video about recommended changes to retiree insurance benefits.
Bold New Mizzou
In Mizzou’s first State of the University Address, Interim Chancellor Hank Foley calls for a better, stronger, more adaptable university.
2016 State of the University Address
On Jan. 27, the campus community is invited to attend a 2016 State of the University Address presented by MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley with introductions by Michael Middleton, Interim President of the University of Missouri System.
Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech, and the Press
Recent activity on campus has left many students, faculty, and staff unsure of how the University regulates public spaces on campus, especially during protests.
Letter Regarding Graduate Student Health Insurance
Chancellor Foley shares plan to continue health insurance coverage for graduate students.
Video: Mizzou Looks Forward
MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley speaks about how universities make room for different voices and opinions by fostering a free exchange of ideas. He asks students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to make Mizzou an even better university by listening and learning together.
Statement From Interim Chancellor Hank Foley Regarding Social Media Threats
Yesterday, MUPD was alerted to a post on Yik Yak that was perceived as a threat to University of Missouri campus security. MUPD immediately began an investigation and issued a search warrant to Yik Yak. As a result, MUPD identified and arrested an individual. We will not tolerate any threat to our campus; I’m once […]
Message from Chancellor Foley to students
As we find ourselves nearing the start of finals next week and the impending holiday season, this is likely to be a stressful, busy time for many of you.
Report from the Task Force on Graduate Student Health Insurance
The Task Force on Graduate Student Health Insurance has released a document outlining its findings and recommendations regarding health insurance benefits for graduate students. Read the report, and download documents »
Statement from University of Missouri Interim Chancellor regarding Planned Parenthood
Nov. 30, 2015 The purpose of this statement today is to address the pending deadline for discontinued refer and follow privileges at MU Health Care as well as to reinforce our support for academic freedom. During the last few months many individuals and groups have contacted the University of Missouri with varying opinions regarding our […]
Message from Chancellor Foley Regarding Laquan McDonald
Dear Mizzou family: President Middleton’s message to the whole University of Missouri System is copied below. I feel as he does today. Dr. Stokes, Professor Henson and I have also seen the video of Laquan McDonald’s death. At the intersection of our public roles — as leaders, teachers, scholars — and our private roles as […]
Message From Interim Chancellor Foley Regarding the Attacks in Paris
Nov. 14, 2015 On behalf of all of us, our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the citizens of Paris. We are deeply saddened, shocked and grieved by these abhorrent acts of violence. Paris is the city of lights, but last night the lights went out in Paris. We know that in the absence […]
Mizzou and Missouri are at the Nexus of Change
Nov. 14, 2015 Dear members of the Mizzou community, This has been a significant week in our university’s history. Although some people may perceive that Mizzou is in turmoil and what is happening here is negative, I want to tell you that it is not! We are proud of our students. They are passionate and […]
Loftin Steps Down; Foley Named Interim Chancellor
Dr. Henry “Hank” C. Foley, MU senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and current UM System executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development has been appointed interim chancellor for the MU campus. Foley has worked with a variety of campus leaders, including the campus chancellors, provosts and chief research and […]
Letter Regarding the Well-Being of Jewish Students
Chancellor Loftin responds to a letter from Mizzou organizations regarding the security and well-being of Jewish students on campus. Read the full correspondence »
Mizzou Hunger Strike and ConcernedStudent1950
My heart is heavy, and I join with other members of the Mizzou family in sharing concern for the health and well-being of one of us—Jonathan Butler.
Chancellor’s Response to letter from ConcernedStudent1950
I have received and read your thoughtful letter. I would be pleased to meet with your group to discuss actions we can take to build a more diverse and inclusive community at MU.
Diversity and Inclusion Training
As you know, a few individuals have tried to harass and intimidate our students using racial slurs over the past few weeks. During the most recent incident, our students took quick action, contacted MUPD and talked with our police officer, which led directly to MUPD identifying the individual responsible.
Update on investigation of racist incident
Chancellor Loftin is traveling back to Columbia and asked us to share the following information with you.
Racism at Mizzou
I am sorry that I cannot be on campus today when our students are dealing with yet another incident of racism and are angry and scared.
Update from the Task Force on Graduate Student Insurance
The Task Force on Graduate Student Insurance has asked if I would share their update on my site. Please reach out to any member of the task force with questions or concerns.
Please join me in standing against acts of bias and discrimination
Many of you are aware of recent incidents of bias and discrimination directed at members of our community. I have heard from far too many of you who have experienced incidents of bias and discrimination on and off campus.
Letter to the Missouri Catholic Conference
I have heard from many of our faculty, staff, alumni and friends regarding what they have read in the media regarding MU Health Care and Planned Parenthood.
Statement from the Task Force on Graduate Student Health Insurance
Today the Task Force on Graduate Student Health Insurance met for the first time. Graduate students, faculty, staff and administrators are on the committee.
Charge to the Task Force on Graduate Student Health Insurance
The university is grateful to the members of the task force for their service. Below is a list of specific charges or tasks that I ask you to carry out.
Roster: Task Force on Graduate Student Insurance
The following people have agreed to serve on the Task Force on Graduate Student Insurance.
Response to graduate student demands and update on health insurance
MU will defer implementation of its decision regarding graduate student health insurance.
Announcement of a Graduate Student Insurance Task Force
I have heard from many of you regarding the hardship that changes to the graduate student health insurance subsidy places on our students and their families.
Update on flag photo
Yesterday, I received several messages via social media from concerned students and friends of MU about a photo taken at a Greek fraternity near campus where individuals were posing with a Confederate flag.
Update on the Greek Summit
More than 220 University of Missouri students and student leaders from our Greek system and student government, dedicated alumni, national representatives from sororities and fraternities, and Mizzou administrators came together to discuss how we can enhance student safety within the Greek community.
Budget Allocation Advisory Council (BAAC) Recommendations
In November, I announced the formation of the Budget Allocation Advisory Council, a new group with a specific charge of making recommendations to me on all aspects of the campus budgeting process.
We are very pleased to report that our police department has arrested the individual we believe is responsible for a robbery on the MU campus Tuesday, May 5.
MU Emergency Alert System What Students, Faculty, Staff and Parents Need to Know
Safety and security is the No. 1 priority at the University of Missouri. MU’s emergency alert system is composed of various communication tools that are utilized during emergencies when a dangerous situation and/or a threat to the health and safety of the campus community exists.
General statement on actions related to bomb threat
Safety and security are the No. 1 priority at MU. Following the events of the past few days, university officials from multiple departments are reviewing our policies and procedures to identify any improvements or changes we might make in the future.
Statement regarding residence hall graffiti
Dear members of the Mizzou Community, Senior administrators have been made aware of two reports made to University of Missouri Police concerning anti-semitic graffiti found on the walls in a residential hall. Currently, MU police officers are investigating the incidents. I want to make it clear that this behavior is deplorable and unworthy of this […]
Response to Recent Social Media Posts regarding MU Students
Over the last day, social media posts have been directed at one or more MU students. The statements made in this communication were in conflict with Mizzou’s core value of Respect.
Brady Deaton to receive honorary degree
Seventy-two years after he was born in Laurel County, Brady Deaton, MU’s chancellor emeritus, will receive the greatest honor the University of Kentucky can bestow, its honorary degree, at UK’s December undergraduate commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 19. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum on the UK campus. More »
Finals Week Study Spaces
Looking for a place to study? Try these locations for a quiet place to concentrate.
Message from Chancellor Loftin
Senior administrators have been made aware of many racist, threatening and disturbing comments posted on anonymous social media sites such as Yik Yak and Erodr.
On behalf of Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, the entire MU community is invited to a listening session for the community to share thoughts, feelings and ideas about Ferguson. 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union You are invited to join Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and members of the MU administration, who look […]
Statement Regarding the Events in Ferguson
Dear Mizzou family members, I am writing to express my support for all members of our community who may be directly or indirectly affected by the ongoing events in Ferguson. MU fully supports opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to continue to reflect upon current events in Ferguson in a constructive and respectful way. My thanks […]