University of Missouri
Board of Curators The Governing Body of the University of Missouri
Board Member Selection
The members of the Board of Curators each represent a congressional district within the State of Missouri; they must live 2 years prior to their time as a curator in their corresponding district. To serve on the Board of Curators, one must have been appointed by the governor with the advice and permission of Missouri’s Senate. A curator’s term on the Board is 6 years, with 3 members of the Board’s terms expiring every 2 years. One congressional district is represented twice due to an at-large member for the purpose of preserving an odd number on the board. Learn more about each curator here.
David R. Bradley (District 6 – St. Joseph)
Donald L. Cupps (District 7 – Cassville)
Don M. Downing (District 2 – Webster Groves)
Wayne Goode, Chairman (District 1 – St. Louis)
Pamela Quigg Henrickson (District 3 – Jefferson City)
John R. Phillips (District 5 – Kansas City)
J. Michael Ponder (District 8 – Cape Girardeau)
David L. Steward (District 2 – St. Louis)
Missouri Senate Approves 2 New Curators.
Student Representative to the Board
The current student representative is Amy Johnson, a junior at UMKC. Governor Jay Nixon appointed her in January of 2012, with her term expiring in January of 2014. The student representative’s term is only 2 years for the purpose of rotating between all four University of Missouri campuses. Read more about Amy here.
-Thursday – Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at UMKC
-Thursday – Friday, April 11-12 at Missouri S&T
-Thursday – Friday, June 13-14 at Columbia, MO (Annual Meeting)
-Friday, July 19 – Teleconference
-Thursday – Friday, Sept. 12-13 at MU
-Thursday – Friday, Nov. 21-22 at UMSL
Follow @umcurators to stay informed regarding Board of Curator ongoings.
-Enrollment has grown by about 19,00 students since 2001.
-UM System accounted for 90% of the undergraduate enrollment growth among the state’s four year institutions.
-Deferred maintenance and repair backlog is at $1B.
-Curators voted to increase tuition on its four campuses 1.7% (CPI) for Missouri resident undergraduate students.
-For every dollar invested in the Research Board, faculty receive 2.2X the amount of investment in external funding.
-The FastTrack program has a 2:1 return and led to 4 patent applications, 7 license agreements, and 5 start-up businesses.
-President Obama will award Mizzou researcher M. Frederick Hawthorne the National Medial of Science.
-Currently, gifts and endowment are 3% of the overall budget at Mizzou.
Expectations & Responsibilities for the University of Missouri Board of Curators