Chris has been a member of the Chemistry faculty at UMSL for 31 years.
The position is a new one for Chris, but also for UMSL; it elevates the profile of research at the institution, and also carries responsibility for the Anchor Institution Initiative and the Community Innovation and Action Center, two programs that further town-gown cooperation and community development.
In addition to his ongoing faculty engagement, Chris is coming off a four-year stint as Vice-provost for Graduate Studies and Research. During his tenure, research expenditures at UMSL grew from $15 million to $27 million.
There are more details of Chris’ career and his new responsibilities on the UMSL Daily blog, here.