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COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Curator Jamie Farmer has announced her resignation from the Board of Curators due to a change in residence. Farmer was appointed in 2017 by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.
“Over the past three years that I have been on this board, I believe we have made some sweeping changes in the way we manage our business and confront challenges as a university,” Farmer said. “These core changes in capital projects planning, strategic marketing and more thoughtful prioritization of funding have already begun to yield measurable results. I will deeply miss serving with each of the curators, and I am confident under President Choi’s leadership, and those he has put in place around him, that Missouri will have one of the best higher education systems in the country.”
Farmer’s term was set to expire in January 2023. As a member of the board, Farmer served on the audit committee; the compensation and human resources committee; and the external affairs, marketing and advancement committee. This past month, Farmer changed her permanent residence to Houston, Texas. According to the Missouri revised state statute 172.030, board members must be Missouri residents. Her resignation is effective immediately.
“Jamie was a wonderful, engaged member of the board, and we are very appreciative of the time and effort she put in to serve with us,” said Jon Sundvold, chair of the Board of Curators. “We will certainly miss her but wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors.”
Farmer is the president of Capital Sand Proppants, LLC, a division of the Farmer Holding Company in Jefferson City. She previously held management and marketing positions with L’Oreal, The Valence Group and Revlon.
Farmer graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Trulaske College of Business in 2003. She studied at the Esade Business School in Barcelona, Spain, in 2011 and obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012.
“I’m extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with Jamie,” UM System President Mun Choi said. “She has been a great partner and I will miss her. My hope is that we are able to find someone to replace her who is as dedicated to this university. Throughout her time on the board, she has supported our bold vision and has always had the best interests of the state of Missouri and our students in mind.”
The Board of Curators is the governing body of the University of Missouri and consists of nine members who are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Missouri Senate. Curators serve six-year terms. The governor may appoint a replacement to fill the remaining portion of Farmer’s term.