ABC 17 News has confirmed with a source on Tuesday that Alex Cartwright will be the MU new chancellor. The pick comes after Former Chancellor Loftin left his position at the end of 2015.
Dr. Cartwright is the current Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY). He has filled that position since September of 2014.
Dr. Cartwright has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa. According to the SUNY website, Dr. Cartwright is a Bahamas native and has used his background to advocate for the importance of inclusion at SUNY.
ABC 17 reached out to the UM System spokesperson, who issued the following statement: “While we do expect an announcement of a new MU Chancellor soon, we are maintaining our policy of the confidentiality of any potential candidates at this time.”
President Choi will be making the official announcement on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. ABC 17 News will be live streaming the announcement here.