Washington University launches search for next chancellor

Bosse and other details on the west facade of Brookings Hall.Washington University in St. Louis has formally launched its search for a successor for Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, who announced last month his intention to conclude his term no later than June 30, 2019. Wrighton has served in the role for 22 years.

The new chancellor will be selected by the university’s Board of Trustees, with assistance from a newly appointed, 19-member search committee. The committee, which will be chaired by Craig D. Schnuck, chair of the university’s board and chairman emeritus of Schnuck Markets Inc., will dedicate itself to identifying the best candidates in higher education, based on criteria to be determined with significant input from members of the university community.

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