Mun Y. Choi - Mizzou Engineering

Mun Y. Choi

Mun Y. Choi

President of the University of Missouri

321 University Hall

Phone: 573-882-2011


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Mun Y. Choi serves as the 24th president of the University of Missouri — a dual role as chancellor of the University of Missouri and president of the four campus University of Missouri System. In this role, he oversees the academic, business, and financial aspects of the four universities, as well as a health care system and statewide extension program.

Additionally, he holds a joint appointment as a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri College of Engineering.

Choi came to Missouri in 2017 after nine years at the University of Connecticut where he served as provost and executive vice president (2012-2017) and earlier as dean of engineering (2008-2012). His 25-year career in higher education also includes serving eight years as a department head of engineering at Drexel University and six years as an assistant and associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

A product of and passionate champion for public higher education, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. He secured his master’s and PhD degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University.

Biography courtesy of the UM System.


PhD from Princeton University
MA from Princeton University
BS from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign