Timothy M. Wolfe, a Missouri native with a lengthy background in the computer software business, is the new president of the University of Missouri.
Wolfe's appointment was announced this morning by the Board of Curators in Columbia, Wolfe's hometown. The announcement concluded an 11-month search.
Wolfe, 53, is a graduate of Mizzou's business school and the former president of Novell Americas.
While he has no background in higher education, both his parents are college professors.
"My passion is in my DNA," he said.