Interim Chancellor Foley To Leave University Of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley will leave the state’s flagship campus in Columbia in May to become president at the New York Institute of Technology, University System President Mun Choi announced Wednesday.

Foley took the interim Missouri job after the resignation of former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin in fall 2015 amid racially charged protests on the Columbia campus.

A search for a permanent chancellor has been underway.

The announcement comes amid a number of changes in the University of Missouri System. Choi joined the university last fall. Last month, Gov. Eric Greitens proposed a nearly 10 percent cut to university funding for next year.

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