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U-M curators to hold public forums for presidental search


Columbia, MO – University of Missouri's board of curators will conduct six public forums across the state during the month of March to give Missouri citizens a chance to get involved in the process of selecting a new system president.

U-M spokesperson Scott Charton says members of the public can plug into the selection process at the forums.

"This will let the members of the board of curators hear directly from the people who care about the future leadership of the university," says Charton. "It also gives those stakeholders in the university an opportunity to learn about the leadership qualities these curators have identified that they believe to be important that we have in the next president."

Charton says the board of curators is also naming a seventeen member committee made up of faculty, students, alumni and staff, that will serve as an advisory panel to the board of curators.

Elson Floyd will step down as president in May. He's taking a similar job at Washington State University.

The curators will hold one of the forums at UM-St. Louis. That's set for March 12th.