Michael Middleton (academic)

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Michael Middleton
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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 served in this role until March 2017.[4]

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]

He was appointed as interim president of Lincoln University in May 2017, serving until May 31, 2018.[4]


  1. ^ Kingkade, Tyler (November 12, 2015). "Mike Middleton Named University Of Missouri's Interim President". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Michael A. Middleton". University of Missouri. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Arkin, Daniel (November 12, 2015). "University of Missouri Board of Curators Name Michael Middleton Interim President". NBC News. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Velasquez, Gabriela. "Mike Middleton appointed Lincoln University interim president". Retrieved 20 March 2018.