Ex-Missouri President Lashes Out in Confidential Email

January 28, 2016

Two months after his ouster as president of the University of Missouri System amid protests over race, Timothy Wolfe has told his side of the story in a confidential email to a group of supporters, which was obtained by The Columbia Missourian.

In an email to a group called the Missouri 100, Wolfe accused the former chancellor of Missouri's Columbia campus, R. Bowen Loftin, of stirring up controversy to try to protect his own job, and criticized the football team’s decision to go on strike. He also urged supporters to "pick up the phone" or email members of the university's governing board to urge them to provide Wolfe with more compensation in his resignation agreement, so he can "continue to play a significant positive role in the future."

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