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Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader is leading Missouri S&T into a new era
“Missouri S&T is poised to address the new great challenges facing our nation and world.”
Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader is the 21st leader in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s nearly 150-year history and one of the few female engineers to ascend to the top leadership position of a college or university in the United States.
Since becoming chancellor in the spring of 2012, Schrader has led a comprehensive strategic planning effort involving thousands of Missouri S&T stakeholders and more than a year of work and study. “Rising to the Challenge: Missouri S&T’s Strategy for Success” sets the university’s bold course through 2020 and beyond. The plan focuses on providing a top return on investment to Missouri S&T’s key customers and has already resulted in strong public-private partnerships. In the first three years of implementation, Missouri S&T secured a 23 percent increase in state appropriations based on the strength of the plan and progress toward its goals. Under Chancellor Schrader’s leadership, the university has realized a 16 percent increase in enrollment, 31 percent increase in gifts, and a 40 percent increase in U.S. patents filed. The number of license and option agreements also has increased by more than six times.