University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee announced today that Leo Morton will serve as
interim chancellor of UMKC, effective Aug. 1. Morton replaces former chancellor Guy Bailey, who left to become Texas Tech’s president. Morton currently serves as the chairman of the UMKC Board of Trustees
“Leo will continue to advance the vision and mission of UMKC, building upon the solid foundation that has already been laid,” Forsee said in a news release. “He will not be content to merely monitor activities, but will be a valuable asset to the future of the campus. He is the right person at the right time to serve in this role.”
Forsee expects to have the search process for the permanent chancellor established in the next few weeks. Morton will not be a candidate for the permanent position.