First impressions: UM System President Mun Choi

Mun Choi, who has served as president of the University of Missouri System since 2017, shares his impressions of S&T during his first year in office.

Audio transcript

After joining the UM System and learning more about S&T, I’m even more impressed. It’s a university that cares deeply about students’ success. The metrics on employer satisfaction with the students who are hired, or the graduates that are hired, stands at 100%. Which is, is truly amazing. But it goes to show that the programs that have been developed, and the level of nurturing of students, the opportunities to . . . for students to participate in experiential learning, and the mentorship by the faculty have really come through in the success of the students. It’s a university that has created a number of outstanding leaders. This was a university in which a student who was trained here eventually went on to discover the neutrino and receive a Nobel Prize. And we have people like Gary Forsee, Tom Voss, Bob Brinkmann, Joel Ruff, Kathy Walker, just outstanding leaders who are making contributions. So my impression is very, very high. Higher than what I had before joining the system.

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