UM Extends President Choi’s Contract



The Missouri Board of Curators has extended the contract of University of Missouri System President Dr. Mun Choi.  Choi’s contract will now run through 2024. The vote to extend the contract was unanimous. His salary, however, will not change. President Choi requested that his compensation remain the same despite the extension.

Choi took over the position in March of 2017, succeeding Interim President Michael Middleton.

I’m honored by the faith the board has demonstrated in my leadership,” Choi said. “It is a privilege to lead the University of Missouri System. I’m fortunate to have a wonderful team of leaders and advisors that have helped me in my first year. I could not have been as successful without their dedication and the support of faculty, staff and students to this historic institution.”

“In less than 18 months, Mun Choi has come to the University of Missouri System and completely transformed this institution restoring us to excellence,” Board Chair David Steelman said. “Under his watch, the university has found new and innovative ways to save money; improved the climate for our faculty, staff and students; and repaired relationships with our elected officials. We want to make sure he stays at the university for years to come.”

“Dr. Mun Choi’s vision and leadership has helped stabilize our flagship university and brought back open communication that has resulted in the trust that faculty, staff, students and stakeholders need,” Governor Mike Parson said. “This contract extension is well deserved, and I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Choi as we move Missouri forward.”