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MU Athletic Director Rhoades Announces Departure for Baylor

Rhoades. Photo courtesy of Mizzou Athletics.
Rhoades. Photo courtesy of Mizzou Athletics.

After just over 14 months as University of Missouri Athletic Director, Mack Rhoades will leave to serve as vice president and director of athletics for Baylor University in Waco, Texas. 

"While my family is excited to start this new chapter in our lives, we do so with great appreciation for our time at Mizzou," Rhoades wrote in a release Wednesday afternoon. "We've met many wonderful people and made lasting friendships. I believe the athletic department has a very bright future."

Rhoades' move to Baylor comes months after University of Missouri System President Timothy Wolfe and Columbia campus chancellor R. Bowen Loftin stepped down during campus unrest over racial issues. It adds to the increasingly long list of administrative and executive positions vacant in the UM System. 

Several high profile former MU athletes have taken to Twitter to express mixed feelings over the change:

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Nathan Lawrence comes to KBIA as a recent graduate of Lawrence University (no relation), where he studied English, Film Studies and Gender/Ethnic Studies. When not at KBIA, he works to hone his skills in photography, filmmaking and data journalism.
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