Smith to become Mizzou Advancement interim leader

She brings two decades of advancement experience to the position.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith

July 1, 2024

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President Mun Y. Choi has appointed Chris Smith as interim vice chancellor for advancement, effective July 29, 2024. Smith currently serves as assistant vice chancellor and oversees advancement for colleges, schools and divisions at Mizzou. Smith has 20 years of advancement experience in education and health care.    

Smith’s appointment follows the news that Jackie Lewis is stepping down as vice chancellor for advancement to take the role of senior consultant and principal at Marts & Lundy, an international fundraising consultancy serving mission-driven organizations.   

A national search for the vice chancellor for advancement is planned.  

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