UM System President Wolfe resigns
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tim Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri System since 2012, has resigned his position, effective immediately, at a curators meeting Monday morning.
The resignation comes on the heels of student and legislative cries for his resignation, continually building momentum throughout the weekend.
“I know this will bring joy for some, anger for others,” Wolfe said.
Wolfe has overseen the public institution of higher education, which has 4 campuses across Missouri, since 2012. Since his arrival, the public statewide system has drawn fire for wasteful spending, racism, and, most recently, ties to Planned Parenthood which may violate state law.
The president was recently speculated to have attempted and failed to have Mizzou Chancellor Bowen Loftin fired at a long, closed board meeting of curators. Calls for leadership changes have largely turned their focus to Wolfe, who is the focus of a now-ended student hunger strike.
Late Saturday evening, the University of Missouri football team decided to boycott playing until Wolfe resigned, joining student organization Concerned Student 1950.
Wolfe was formerly in the computer technology industry.