A provost from the University of Connecticut is about to be named president of the University of Missouri.

A person familiar with the search told The Associated Press on Monday that the Missouri Board of Curators is expected to finalize the appointment of Mun Y. Choi. The person insisted on anonymity because the person is not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. An announcement is scheduled for Wednesday in Jefferson City.

Choi would replace Tim Wolfe, who resigned last year after protests on the Columbia campus over the administration's handling of racial issues. Former Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton has been interim president since then.

The University of Connecticut's website says Choi was named provost in 2012 after joining the school in 2008 as dean of engineering.