Congratulations to former Franklin dean Garnett Stokes, who will become provost and vice-chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri beginning Feb. 1:
Stokes said she is excited to help MU excel as a flagship land-grant university and improve its standing among other Association of American Universities institutions. She said she was impressed by MU's broad mix of strong programs, including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine and journalism.
"I think that I really like where Missouri is going," Stokes said Thursday. "I know about some very specific strengths, and it looks like a place that I could make a difference."
Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said in the release that Stokes has "the ability, the vision and the drive to help us move the University of Missouri to the next level. She has a reputation for supporting students and building on existing research strengths."
Stokes leaves Florida State after serving as provost and interim president there. Great hire for Missouri. We're very proud of Dr. Stokes and wish her the very best in her new role at UM.