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. The committee will work over the next six months to identify candidates for this important leadership role for Mizzou. I have asked Joi Moore, Professor and Director of the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, and Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement, to co-chair the committee that will identify candidates and carry out the open search process.

The full search committee includes (in alphabetical order):

  • Sarah Bush, Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Sandy Davidson, Curators Teaching Professor, School of Journalism
  • Rhonda Gibler, Vice Chancellor of Finance
  • Virginia Huxley, J.O. Davis Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Bill Horner, Teaching Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Alex Howe, President, Graduate-Professional Council
  • Hsun-Ta Hsu, Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • Chrissy Kintner, Chair, Staff Advisory Council
  • Thom Lambert, Professor, School of Law
  • Camila Manrique, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Kevin McDonald, Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
  • Mark McIntosh, Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies & Economic Development
  • Joi Moore, Professor and Director, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
  • Pat Okker, Dean, College of Arts and Science
  • Marilyn Rantz, Curators Professor Emerita, Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Margorie Skubic, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement
  • Ajay Vinze, Dean, College of Business
  • John Walker, Curators Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Bill Wiebold, Professor of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and Faculty Council Chair
  • Nathan Willett, President, Missouri Students Association

The search will be facilitated by Tim McIntosh and the Executive Search team at UM System. Isaacson Miller, a search firm specializing in executive searches, will help identify candidates. I have asked that the committee try to complete the search by May 2018 with finalists interviewing on campus in late April/early May 2018.

The individual selected will fill the roll currently held by Garnett S. Stokes, who announced earlier this year she has accepted the president’s position at the University of New Mexico. I would like to thank Dr. Stokes for her dedication, leadership and positive contributions to our campus during her tenure. She will leave her post at Mizzou January 31, 2018. An interim Provost is expected to be announced by the end of the week.


Alexander N. Cartwright, PhD