Analysis: On MU campus, a tale of two searches

From The Kansas City Star:

COLUMBIA, Mo. | Pepperdine University professor Robert Pushaw Jr. wants to be the next dean of Missouri's law school – and he doesn't care who knows.


Contrast that outlook with the recently concluded hunt for the University of Missouri system's next president, a secret search that culminated in December with the hiring of Timothy Wolfe, a little-known, out-of-work software executive whose name wasn't announced by university leaders until the day he was hired. The 53-year-old Missouri graduate, a former president of Novell Americas whose father taught at Mizzou, takes office at University Hall next week.