University of Missouri names new president

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri has named University of Connecticut Provost Mun Y. Choi as the new president of its four-campus system.

The chairwoman of the system’s board of curators announced Choi’s appointment Wednesday in Jefferson City. The announcement comes a year after the resignation of the previous president amid protests over racial issues at the Columbia campus.

Choi joined the University of Connecticut in 2008, as dean of engineering and professor of mechanical engineering. The 52-year-old Princeton graduate has also worked at Drexel University and the University of Illinois.

Former system President Tim Wolfe resigned on Nov. 9 last year amid student protests over what some saw as administrators’ indifference to racial issues on the Columbia campus. One student went on a hunger strike.

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