The new UMKC Chancellor, C. Mauli Agrawal, launched his tenure June 20, 2018.
Agrawal comes to UMKC after 15 years at the University of Texas-San Antonio, where he progressed from professor to dean to vice president and interim provost. He is a native of India, a U.S. citizen, a bioengineer, oil painting hobbyist, former auto industry executive, an inventor who holds 29 patents and an entrepreneur whose bioengineering research group has been responsible for starting three companies in San Antonio.
He calls his new home town “a city on the rise.”
“Kansas City is an economically strong region that is poised to have a national impact,” he said. “As a public university, we can be one of the anchors for this great region. We’re ready and we have a great team.”
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