Normandy, MO (KTRS) Public input is being considered in the search for the next system president at the University of Missouri.
A series of public forums are being held this week at each of university’s four campuses. About 100 people attended the forum on the campus of UMSL Monday afternoon.
Yolanda Weathersby, Director of Student Support Services at UMSL says she welcomes this opportunity to be a part of the search.
“I would like to see someone that has great vision for all of our universities. I would like to see he or she come in and bring us a little closer together with all four campuses. I would like to see that person a little more visible on each campus.” said Weathersby.
Normandy Mayor Patrick Green attended yesterday’s forum at the UMSL campus. He says the next president needs to be engaged with the community.
” this university impacts the entire region.” said Green
Tim Wolfe resigned as the university system president last fall amid race-related student protests at the Columbia campus. University leaders say they hope to name a new president by the end of the year.
Those who are unable to attend the forums can submit their input to the search committee online at https://www.umsystem.edu/forms/presidential_search_contact_form.