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Floyd Won't Seek Columbia Chancellor's Duties

UM President Elson Floyd
UM President Elson Floyd


Columbia, Mo. – University of Missouri President Elson Floyd says he decided against merging his job with that of the Columbia campus chancellor.

A national search will start for a new top administrator at the university's main campus. And Floyd says he's accepting nominations for an interim chancellor.

The merger could have resulted in some savings. But Floyd says too many questions were raised about MU's other campuses in St. Louis, Rolla and Kansas City.

Columbia chancellor Richard Wallace is focusing his final year on fund-raising.

The provost and vice chancellor, Brady Deaton, shares responsibility for day-to-day campus administration during Wallace's closing stretch as chancellor.

Floyd says he expects Deaton will be among candidates for interim chancellor and perhaps for the permanent job.