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The University of Missouri-Columbia has selected Dr. Alexander Cartwright as its next Chancellor, effective August 1, 2017.

Dr. Cartwright has served as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) since September 2014. As Provost, Dr. Cartwright supports the Chancellor and Board of Trustees in carrying out their oversight responsibilities for the 64-campus system. He drives academic policy and oversees a broad portfolio including: access and inclusion; academic program planning and assessment; enrollment management; student success; global affairs; information technology; and, SUNY’s broad research enterprise.

Dr. Cartwright came to the role of Provost already a member of the SUNY community. He joined the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (UB) in 1995, serving on the faculty and holding increasingly senior administrative positions at the AAU research university. His immediate past position was that of Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Acting Executive Director of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. In these roles, he was responsible for campus/industry relations, research funding and compliance, research communications and research support for UB and the Center.

Dr. Cartwright holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Inventors.

This search was led by John Isaacson and Monroe “Bud” Moseley with Vijay Saraswat and Micah Pierce.

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