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Mun Choi President of the UM System

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Mun Choi is president of the University of Missouri System with a joint-appointment as a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri College of Engineering. He is the 24th president in the history of the University of Missouri System and began in his position on March 1, 2017.Choi’s 24-year career in higher education includes his present position as provost and executive vice president at the University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s top 20 public universities in the latest U.S. News rankings. Since 2012, he has overseen a budget of $700 million while working with 1,500 full-time faculty, 31,000 students and 2,000 staff across 12 schools and colleges including Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Law. Under his leadership, UConn developed several innovative new programs that have resulted in enrollment growth, increased faculty hiring, innovative research and new and expanded industry partnerships.

Choi graduated from the University of lllinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in general engineering in 1987. He later earned a master’s degree and doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University.

Prior to serving as provost and executive vice president, Choi was dean of engineering at UConn from 2008 to 2012. Earlier, he was department head of mechanical engineering and mechanics at Drexel University (2000-2008) and assistant and associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

View President Choi’s Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • PhD from Princeton University, 1993
  • MA from Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1989
  • BS from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1987