David Morrison with the Columbia Daily Tribune
is reporting that Missouri athletic Director Mike Alden is stepping down from his post, effective Aug. 31.
Alden has been the AD at Missouri since 1998.
"After several months of reflection, I've decided it is time for a change, both for me and for the University that I so dearly love," Alden wrote in the letter. "I have informed Chancellor" R. Bowen "Loftin of my decision to step down as the Director of Athletics effective Aug. 31, 2015. My wife, Rockie, our son, Jake, and I have had an incredible experience at Mizzou and this is simply our next step in our journey in Columbia."