Interim University of Missouri System President Michael Middleton speaks at his introductory press conference in University Hall Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo. Middleton was the first black student admitted to the MU School of Law, helped co-found the Legion of Black Collegians and was an MU Professor.(Justin L. Stewart/Columbia Missourian via AP)

Black administrator named Missouri System’s interim head

Michael Middleton, 68, has spent 30 years at the university – as an undergraduate, law student, faculty member and finally, administrator.