The website TexAgs.com is reporting that outgoing Texas A & M president R. Bowen Loftin will be named the new Chancellor at the University of Missouri. Tim Wolfe, University of Missouri president, has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 5.
Loftin has been president of Texas A & M since February 12, 2010. Back in July, Loftin announced his retirement, but planned to stay on at A & M as a professor. According to the Texas A & M University website, prior to assuming leadership of Texas A&M at Galveston, Dr. Loftin served at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, as professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of computer science.
He was Old Dominion’s director of simulation programs and had responsibility for the institution’s graduate programs in modeling and simulation. He also served as executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center. Earlier in his career, he was professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and director of the NASA Virtual Environments Research Institute at the University of Houston.