KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A top New York state university administrator was hired to oversee the University of Missouri in Columbia faces serious challenges that the approach of the campus’ lingering racial discord that is partially the blame for the slumping enrollment.
State University of New York provost and executive vice chancellor Alexander Cartwright will be introduced Wednesday as the Columbia campus’ first permanent chancellor since R. Bowen Loftin resigned in November 2015.
A person familiar with the search for Loftin replacement confirmed Cartwright’s rent to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because that person is not allowed to discuss the matter before Cartwright’s Columbia introduction.
Loftin and the Missouri system president resigns amid protests about the administration of the treatment of racial problems.
Enrollment and revenue to the Columbia have dropped since the protests.