Michael Middleton (academic)

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Michael A. Middleton (also Mike Middleton)[1] is an American academic, a deputy chancellor emeritus, and a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Law.[2] On November 12, 2015, he was appointed interim president of the University of Missouri after the previous president, Timothy Wolfe, resigned as the result of the 2015 University of Missouri protests.[3]

Middleton received a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri in 1968 and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1971, becoming the third black graduate of the school.[3] After working for various offices within the federal government, including the EEOC, he returned to the University of Missouri in 1985. Since 1998, he was a deputy chancellor.[2] He retired as a deputy chancellor on August 31, 2015.[3]


  1. Kingkade, Tyler (November 12, 2015). "Mike Middleton Named University Of Missouri's Interim President". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Michael A. Middleton". University of Missouri. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Arkin, Daniel (November 12, 2015). "University of Missouri Board of Curators Name Michael Middleton Interim President". NBC News. Retrieved November 13, 2015.