The University of Central Missouri has named Mike Racy, vice president for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II, as the university’s first Chief Strategy Officer.
UCM’s Board of Governors approved Racy’s appointment when it met in a closed session March 29 on campus. The resident of Fishers, Ind. will begin his new duties in mid-July.
“Since adopting our new strategic positioning initiative in fall 2012, UCM has continued to move forward at a rapid pace on several initiatives that will further strengthen the institution,” said UCM President Charles Ambrose. “We’re extremely fortunate to take advantage of Mike Racy’s many years of experience as an innovator, effective leader, and strategist to keep us on course and continue our progress. We look forward to having Mike as a member of the university’s leadership team.”
Among his many duties at UCM, Racy will serve as lead facilitator for the Strategic Leadership Team, and help to create, execute, communicate and assess strategic projects at multiple levels. He will work with local, state and national legislators to strengthen and expand relationships that will help further UCM’s mission and contribute to local and state economic development.