A chancellor bids farewell


Dr. John F. Carney III visits with Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients in 2010. Photo by B.A. Rupert

As Chancellor John F. (Jack) Carney III took the stage to address the entering class of freshmen and transfer students during 2011 Convocation, he shared with them a familiar theme: Our nation is in dire need of engineers and scientists.

With only 5 percent of all college-bound high school students expressing interest in engineering as a field of study, Missouri S&T — where the majority of students are engineering majors — is a rare jewel.

“Our nation needs your technological talent and expertise to lead us into the future,” Carney told the incoming students.
It’s a message he’s shared year after year with incoming students.

On Aug. 31, Carney will step down after six years of leading the S&T campus. Throughout his tenure, Carney’s message about the nation’s need for more engineers and scientists has never wavered.

The New England native found a home in Rolla, and he leaves with fond memories of the campus and community.
“The people could not have been friendlier, both on campus and in Rolla,” Carney says. “I have made many lasting friendships that I greatly value. The high quality and loyalty of our faculty and staff have resulted in an elevation in the recognition and prestige for Missouri S&T.

“From a personal point of view I take great satisfaction in what we have accomplished. I am very proud of this institution.”

By Andrew Careaga
Read about Chancellor Carney’s accomplishments in the summer 2011 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine.


  1. Dick Young says

    Hard to replace perfection. I will watch for you at Fenway during the World Series.
    Good Luck and thanks for putting Missouri S&T on the right path.
    Dick Young