Tag: university of missouri board of curators

Senate decides against confirming UM Curators again

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Before the legislative spring break, Republican senators made a stand against Gov. Eric Greitens by declining to confirm some of his gubernatorial appointments. Events Thursday showed little had changed in the two weeks since the Senate last passed on those confirmations. Senate President Pro Tem Ron […]

Senate holds confirmation hearing for new UM curators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three prospective University of Missouri System Curators answered questions from the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee, who continued to express their concerns with the state’s public higher education institution. Gov. Eric Greitens named Darryl Chatman, Jamie Farmer, and Jeff Layman to the board last month, and did […]

Greitens taps Layman, Farmer and Chatman to become new MU Curators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens submitted three names for the Missouri Board of Curators to the Senate for confirmation Wednesday morning. Darryl Chatman, Jamie Farmer, and Jeff Layman will replace outgoing curators Donald Cupps and Pamela Henrickson, whose terms have expired. Gov. Jay Nixon’s last appointee to the board, […]

UM Curators meet behind closed doors for four hours, disclose nothing on Loftin

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Board of Curators met Wednesday in a hastily called special meeting behind closed doors in an executive session that lasted for just over four hours as rumors swirled around campus and the state that they were set to fire Mizzou Chancellor R. Bowen […]

UM hiring new government relations director amid criticisms

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri System is seeking a new face to run their state government relations department, as their relationship with state lawmakers grows increasingly testy. UM unwittingly found themselves at odds with state lawmakers when the Planned Parenthood facility in Columbia resumed surgical abortion services several […]

Woody Cozad: Missouri conservative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Although John “Woody” Cozad has never served as an elected official in the state capacity, the lawyer and lobbyist from Kansas City may be the quintessential Missouri conservative based on his beliefs, his actions and his enthusiasm for the Republican party, which he still has even though […]

Steelman begins assessing University of Missouri system

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When Governor Jay Nixon appointed his opponent in his first successful statewide office to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, it left many scratching their heads, but in short order David Steelman is already proving to be an asset to the university. Steelman, one […]