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Search for new University of Missouri president begins

COLUMBIA | The search for a new University of Missouri president is beginning in earnest.

The Board of Curators planned to discuss the search for Gary Forsee's permanent replacement during their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday in Columbia.

Forsee stepped down earlier this month to care for his ill wife. Acting president Steve Owens has said he is not interested in a permanent job leading the four-campus system.

The curators are expected to hire an executive search firm to guide the process. They also expect to appoint an advisory committee of faculty members and others who would offer suggestions to the board, which has final hiring approval.

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