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University of Missouri Swears in Three New Curators

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Feb 04, 2005

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University of Missouri Swears in Three New Curators

Three appointees to the UM Board of Curators were granted Missouri Senate confirmation on Feb. 3, 2005. John M. Carnahan, III, Springfield; Doug Russell, Lebanon; and David G. Wasinger, St. Louis were appointed by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt on Jan. 25.

The three new members were sworn in at the Feb. 3, 2005 meeting of the Board of Curators in Columbia, Mo., replacing exiting Curators Sean M. McGinnis, Springfield; Mary L. James, Harrisonville; and Connie Burkhardt, St. Louis.

Carnahan, 55, is an attorney and founder of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. in Springfield. Carnahan graduated with a bachelor of science degree in economics from Southwest Missouri State University, a law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an advanced law degree from the University of Miami. Carnahan will serve on the UM Board of Curators Academic and Student Affairs Committee and the Resources and Planning Committee.

Russell, 51, is the president of the Durham Company, an electrical enclosures manufacturer in Lebanon. Russell earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Russell previously served on the Board of Curators from 1982-1987. Russell will serve on the UM Board of Curators Finance and Human Resources Committee and the Physical Facilities Committee.

David Wasinger, 41, is an attorney and managing partner of Murphy Wasinger, L.C. in St. Louis. Wasinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville. Wasinger will serve on the Resources and Planning Committee and the Finance and Human Resources Committee.