The Show Me Renewal Plan is a living document, as flexibility and an ability to pivot are essential as we continue to manage through the challenges of the global pandemic. As we work to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 moving forward, we also work to reaffirm the university’s core missions of teaching, research, service and inclusive excellence in this new reality.
Planning work groups
On May 13, 2020, UM System President and MU Chancellor Mun Y. Choi announced seven work groups guided by our medical experts and key university leaders from MU’s schools and colleges, MU Health Care, Mizzou Athletics, Operations and the UM System. In total, 135 individuals are strategizing and planning our return to campus (11 administrators, 34 faculty members and 91 staff members). The groups are: Academics; Research; Student Affairs; Testing, Contact Tracing and Quarantining; Facilities; Athletics; and Communications.
These seven groups, working closely with our experts in public health, are planning across the wide spectrum of functions and operations necessary to safely engage in the university’s education, research, outreach and economic development missions.
The following reports from work groups provide additional details about plans for fall 2020:
Work groups chart (click on the graphic to enlarge)
Executive team members
- Mun Y. Choi, UM System president and MU interim chancellor
- Latha Ramchand, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs
- Mark Diedrich, director of UM System office of emergency management
- Matt Martens, associate provost for academic programs
- Mark McIntosh, vice chancellor for research and economic development
- William Stackman, vice chancellor for student affairs
- Jim Sterk, director of athletics
- Gary Ward, vice chancellor for operations
- Kamrhan Farwell, vice chancellor for marketing and communications and chief marketing and communications officer
- John Middleton, professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, and MU Faculty Council vice chair
- Steve Whitt, chief clinical officer of MU Health Care
- Scott Henderson, assistant director of MU Student Health Center