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Foley Accepts Position at New York Institute of Technology

March 29th, 2017

Story Contact: Liz McCune, 573-882-6212,

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley has accepted the position of president at the New York Institute of Technology, effective June 1. His last day at MU will be May 3.

“I cherish the time that I have spent at Mizzou,” Foley said. “Karin and I love Missouri and Missourians. We are so thankful for the warmth shown to us by the people of Columbia; it’s a great town! I’m proud of my whole time here, but most especially, of the last year and a half. We’ve moved the campus culture forward and that will continue toward more inclusion and greater transparency. We’ve hired terrific new faculty who will help MU to remain in the AAU. We have appointed a host of new deans, vice chancellors and coaches who will bring success to MU for years to come. We’ve started to truly redefine ourselves as a bona fide member of the SEC. It’s exciting, and Mizzou’s future is bright.”

Foley was hired as executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development at the University of Missouri System in 2013. In 2014, he was asked to serve as senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at MU in addition to his duties as vice president. In November 2015, he was appointed interim chancellor.

“I join the University of Missouri-Columbia and the entire University of Missouri System community in congratulating Interim Chancellor Hank Foley on his new appointment as president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT),” said Mun Choi, UM System president. “He is an outstanding academic leader who will bring his impressive set of experiences to achieve the bold vision for NYIT.”

Since his time at the University of Missouri, Foley has been responsible for the following:

  • Hiring Jonathan Curtright to serve as interim CEO of MU Health; Jim Sterk as director of athletics; and Kevin McDonald as interim vice chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity; Marshall Stewart as vice chancellor of extension and engagement; and Patty Haberberger as vice chancellor for Human Resources.
  • Increasing the number of admissions recruiters and supporting the expansion of permanent recruiters in the southeast and west coast portions of the country.
  • Moving the campus toward Open Book Management, meeting regularly with faculty and staff to discuss MU’s budget and other significant issues.
  • Encouraging researchers to apply for more grants. This fiscal year, grant applications are up 8 percent and the monetary value of grant applications are up 37.5 percent.

Additionally, during his time as interim chancellor, the university has raised more than $195 million.

Editor’s Note: For more on Foley, please see: