Wolfe attempting to redirect unrest onto Loftin
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Word from two members of the University of Missouri system’s Board of Curators states that system president Tim Wolfe has renewed his efforts to get Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin fired in an attempt to keep his job.
Wolfe tried a similar tactic in October with an impromptu meeting of the board while Loftin was out of the state, but he was ultimately unsuccessful.
State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, attended that meeting to speak to the board on behalf of Loftin but was ultimately rebuked with the explanation that the public is not usually allowed to speak at those meetings.
Nasheed, a leading African-American voice in the Capitol, said any attempt to push blame onto Loftin was “unacceptable” and reiterated her, and many of her colleagues', call for Wolfe to step down.
“First and foremost, our academic institutions are there to serve and educate our students, and it’s clear that Tim Wolfe should resign as President of the University of Missouri system,” Nasheed said. “That’s the only way the university can get back on track.”