Former UW-Parkside chancellor dead at 77

CREATED Feb. 10, 2012

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A man who led Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago for nearly a decade and served as an interim president of the University of Missouri system and other intuitions has died.

Current University of Missouri interim president Steve Owens released a statement Thursday night announcing that Gordon Lamb died Monday. He was 77.

System spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead said in an email that she didn't know where he died or his cause of death.

From 1986 to 1995, Lamb served as president of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Lamb served as the interim leader of the four-campus University of Missouri system in 2007 and 2008.

He also served as interim chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.