Missouri University Chancellor Announces Plan To Retire

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(KTVI) – University of Missouri Chancellor Brady J. Deaton announced his retirement Wednesday, effective November 15, 2013.

In an email sent to MU students, Deaton says he plans to continue working on behalf of the University to advance and support educational objectives. He served as chancellor for nine years.

One of Deaton’s accomplishments was opening the Residence on Francis Quadrangle, the on-campus home where he and his wife Anne live. This allows students and their families, alumni groups, campus staff and faculty, and the Columbia community easy access to the chancellor.

Deaton concludes his email to students by sharing his sentiments on time spent as chancellor: “The role has granted me the opportunity to be an ambassador for you and for the values, sentiments and unwavering commitment you express for this university. Your enthusiasm for the mission of Mizzou energizes Anne and me and provides daily motivation to work to deepen your pride and increase the value of your affiliation with our great flagship university and its health system.”

By: Christina Santiago Turner