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Dr. Christopher Maples, president emeritus of the Oregon Institute of Technology, has been named interim chancellor of Missouri S&T. University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced the appointment Friday, April 28, during the UM System Board of Curators meeting on S&T’s campus.
Maples will succeed current Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, who previously accepted the position as president of Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio. Maples’ appointment as interim chancellor, approved April 28 by the Board of Curators, is for one year. He will not be a candidate for the permanent chancellor position. A national search for a permanent Missouri S&T chancellor will begin in the fall. Get more details.