- The Board of Curators is the constitutionally mandated nine member board responsible for oversight of the university. They make crucial decisions surrounding the university, including things such as tuition prices. Statute dictates that one member comes from each of the eight congressional districts, with the ninth voting member being a “Curator at Large”.
- Members are appointed to the board by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. They serve terms of 6 years at a time. In 1984, students gained a non-voting Student Representative to the Board of Curators. The Student Representative to the Board of Curators serves a 2 year term. The position rotates to each of the four campuses.
- Once the campus has narrowed the candidates for the Student Representative down to the three most qualified students, these names are submitted to the governor. The governor selects one and the student undergoes the same confirmation process as a regular Curator. The Student Representative attends all board meetings, including those that are closed, and executive session. The only difference is that they are currently not afforded a vote.
- ASUM supports legislation to afford voting rights to the Student Representative, effectively turning them into a Student Curator.
- None currently. Check back during session!
- ASUM has filed legislation to afford voting rights to the Student Representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators every year since 1975.
- Legislation supporting a voting Student Curator passed the MO House of Representatives and MO Senate in 2008, but was ultimately vetoed by the Governor.
Watch former ASUM Legislative Director, Allyson Walker, testify on behalf of the Student Curator bill in 2008.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ykTQV0eyxk]
- The official website for the University of Missouri Board of Curators contains information on members of the board, contact information, rules and regulations, meeting notices, and more.
- Read an interview with the current Student Representative to the UM Board of Curators, Amy Johnson. Amy is a junior Biological Sciences major.