Truman State University Board of Governors

100 East Normal
200 McClain Hall
Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660)-785-4100
Fax: (660)-785-4030

Email: traci@truman.edu
Website: http://governors.truman.edu/

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 174.610

Department: Higher Education

Mission: The Truman State University Board of Governors works to support the University mission which is to offer an exemplary undergraduate education to well-prepared students, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, in the context of a public institution of higher education. To that end, the Board works to offer affordable undergraduate studies in the traditional arts and sciences, as well as selected preprofessional, professional, and masters level programs that grow naturally out of the philosophy, values, and desired outcomes of a liberal arts education.

Function: The Truman State University Board of Governors is the highest policy making body of the University, and the direction and control of the University is entrusted to it by the people of the state.

SubCommittees: Finance and Auditing, Budget and Capital Projects, Honorary Degrees

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: varies, approximately 6 meetings

Location of meetings: Kirksville, varying locations

Duration of meetings: 1 to 2 days

Preparation time for meetings: 4 to 6 hours

Total time commitment: 15 to 20 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 10

Appointed members: 10

Term length: 6 years; student member, 2 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 4 voting members must represent Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Clark, Howard, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Macon, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, St. Charles, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan, or Warren County, providing that no more than one member may be from the same county; 3 voting members must be from any of the seven college districts as described in statute and from differing congressional districts; 2 non-voting members must be non-residents of the state; and 1 non-voting member must be a student

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 4 voting members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: see Special Membership Requirements

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mrs. Jennifer Anne Kopp Dameron(D)
Governor 1
Kansas City
Term begins: Jan 4, 2016
Term expires: Jan 1, 2020

Mr. Michael J LaBeth(R)
Governor 2
Kirksville
Term begins: Jan 3, 2013
Term expires: Jan 1, 2019

Mr. James J O'Donnell(D)
Governor 3
Hannibal
Term begins: Feb 9, 2012
Term expires: Jan 1, 2017

Mrs. Sarah B. Burkemper(D)
Governor 4
Troy
Term begins: Feb 9, 2012
Term expires: Jan 1, 2017

Mr. Kenneth Brooks Miller(R)
Governor 5
Springfield
Term begins: Apr 26, 2018
Term expires: Jan 1, 2024

Dr. Cheryl J. Cozette(R)
Governor 6
Columbia
Term begins: May 3, 2018
Term expires: Jan 1, 2024

Dr. Laura Ann Crandall(R)
Governor 7
Kirkwood
Term begins: Jan 4, 2016
Term expires: Jan 1, 2019

Mr. David L. Bonner
Out of State/Non-Voting 1
Matteson
Term begins: Jan 8, 2013
Term expires: Jan 1, 2019

Mr. Michael McClaskey
Out of State/Non-Voting 2
Castle Pines
Term begins: Apr 26, 2018
Term expires: Jan 1, 2022

Tiffany Minh-Thu Middlemas
Student Representative
Kirksville
Term begins: Jul 23, 2018
Term expires: Jan 1, 2020