The Kansas City Star reports the former CEO of the world’s biggest maker of plastic trash bags and duct tape is the leading candidate to be President of the University of Missouri system. The newspaper says three sources close to the University say Terry Sutter, who lives in Chester, New Jersey, could be announced as the new President tomorrow. Curators, who make up most of the search committee, meet tomorrow in Columbia.
Sutter has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri. He was replaced as head of Covalence a year ago. Before that job, he was a division president for Cytec Industries, which is one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies.
The Star reports one of the other top three candidates has been William Thompson Junior a bond fund executive and a graduate of the university. Congressman Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) had announced last week he also is one of the three candidates.