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UM System president appoints new chancellor for UMKC

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri System President Dr. Mun Choi announced on Tuesday that C. Mauli Agrawal, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas as San Antonio has been appointed chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, effective June 20, 2018. 

“I’m thrilled that Dr. Agrawal has agreed to serve as the next chancellor of UMKC, and I’m confident that the university will reach new heights of success in research, education and outreach through his leadership,” Choi said. “UMKC has an outstanding team of administrators, faculty, staff and alumni supporters who will work closely with him to achieve our collective vision.” 

Agrawal served as vice president for research and dean of the College of Engineering. He also has been a professor of orthopedics and bioengineering at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He obtained a doctorate from Duke University, a master's degree from Clemson University and a bachelors degree of technology in India. 

“I’m very excited to be chosen to help lead this great university. The potential for the University of Missouri-Kansas City is immense and exciting,” Agrawal said. “UMKC has all the elements necessary to make a great university. With strengths in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, business, engineering, arts and theater, the university is an exceptional anchor for economic development in the Kansas City region. I’m looking forward to working with UMKC’s faculty and staff as well as Kansas City’s civic leaders who are passionate about higher education and are constantly working to make Kansas City a great place to live, learn and work.”


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