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Missouri president Choi given 2-year contract extension

Mun Choi. (University of Connecticut)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – University of Missouri President Mun Choi received a two-year contract extension from the Board of Curators.

Choi has been president of the university system since March 2017. The extension granted Friday will continue his job until at least June 30, 2024. The extension doesn’t include any changes in the contract, which pays Choi $530,000 a year, plus $50,000 in deferred compensation, a house and a car.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the board voted on the extension during a 30-minute closed session.

Board chairman David Steelman called the extension a show of support for Choi’s leadership.

Since taking office, Choi has presided over deep budget and staff cuts on the Columbia campus and smaller reductions at the other three universities as enrollment and state aid both were reduced.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com