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Mizzou at a Crossroads Part 2 - Hiring a President

Most timelines of the events that led to the November 9th resignation of former University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe start when the student protest group Concerned Student 1950 stopped his car at the 2015 homecoming parade. Wolfe was criticized for not speaking with the students, and many believe that perceived slight made him a target. 

To really understand how Tim Wolfe, the president of the entire University System ended up with his head in the guillotine, we have to take it back much earlier, to when he was hired and the major decisions made during his tenure - particularly on the Columbia campus. 

In part two of our series, Mizzou at a Crossroads, we take a look at how Tim Wolfe became the focal point of protests from the perspective of the people who hired him and who ultimately will be responsible for hiring his replacement: the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

Kristofor left KBIA in fall of 2021
A curious Columbia, Mo. native, Bram Sable-Smith has documented mbira musicians in Zimbabwe, mining protests in Chile, and the St. Louis airport's tumultuous relationship with the Chinese cargo business. His reporting from Ferguson, Mo. was part of a KBIA documentary honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association and winner of a national Edward R. Murrow Award. He comes to KBIA most recently from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.
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