A California search firm has been tapped to help the University of Missouri oversee the hiring process for the next chancellor for the University in Columbia.

Storbeck/Pimental & Associates of Los Angeles will be paid $100,000 to screen prospective candidates to replace outgoing chancellor Brady Deaton. Deaton will retire in November. The University’s Board of Curators and system President Tim Wolfe will make the choice

The California Company was also used to find the chancellor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as well as other searches for university presidents.