ROLLA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri University of Science and Technology has its first female chancellor.

The Rolla school on Thursday named Cheryl B. Schrader as its new leader. She replaces John Carney, who retired after six years and oversaw the school’s name change from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Schrader is an associate vice president for strategic research initiatives and former engineering dean at Boise State University in Idaho. She appeared with University of Missouri system leaders Thursday afternoon at a campus news conference announcing her hire.

Former provost Warren Kent Wray has been serving as interim chancellor. Wray is one of six finalists for chancellor of North Dakota’s university system.

Schrader, who is 49, began her teaching career at Notre Dame and later taught at Rice and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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