ST. LOUIS – University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor Tom George is retiring. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday reported that he’s stepping down Sept. 1.
George started at the university in 2003 and will have served 16 years when he retires. The newspaper reports he will be the longest-tenured chancellor in the school’s 56-year history.
George says his time as chancellor has been the best experience of career but says 16 years is a long time to serve in the position. He says he plans on “stumbling into things” in retirement.
University of Missouri System President Mun Choi says an interim chancellor will be named soon. There will be a national search for George’s permanent replacement.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com