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UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton


Kansas City, MO – UMKC interim chancellor Leo Morton originally said he didn't want the position permanently. He thought it should go to an academic, and that tends to be the faculty's preference. But last week, the university's faculty welcomed the retired Aquila executive as its new chancellor. He'll soon face deep budget cuts, at the same time as enrollment is climbing and new building projects are underway. KC Currents' Sylvia Maria Gross recently spoke to Leo Morton about the shift from the business world, to academia.

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Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
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