MU’s Graduate School is back, according to an email sent from MU’s Provost Latha Ramchand on Thursday.
The Columbia Missourian reports the school will serve the same purpose of the former Office of Graduate Studies and, additionally, serve as the academic home to the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, the Genetic Area Program and graduate programs offered via the MU Informatics Institute.
Former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin closed the Graduate School in spring 2014 after creating the Office of Graduate Studies. That office reorganized and left several graduate and interdisciplinary programs without an academic home.
Jeni Hart, the former associate vice chancellor for graduate studies, will serve as dean and vice provost for graduate studies.