University of Missouri Board of Curators

316 University Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: (573)-882-2388
Fax: (573)-882-0010

Email: boardofcurators@umsystem.edu
Website: http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/curators/

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 172.030

Department: Higher Education

Mission: The mission of the University of Missouri, as a land-grant university and Missouri's only public research and doctoral-level institution, is to discover, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. The university promotes learning by its students and lifelong learning by Missouri's citizens, fosters innovation to support economic development, and advances the health, cultural, and social interests of the people of Missouri, the nation, and the world.

Function: The University of Missouri Board of Curators has the constitutional authority to oversee the operation of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Among other things, the board sets fees, determines admissions requirements, grants degrees, enters into contracts, approves all property transactions, issues bonds, and hires the President of the University.

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Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 6 to 7 Board meetings; committee meetings as needed

Location of meetings: Columbia, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Rolla; varying locations

Duration of meetings: 1 to 2 days; committee meetings, 1 to 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 2 to 4 days; committee meetings, 4 to 8 hours

Total time commitment: 5% to 10% of work week

Details on Members

Total members: 10

Appointed members: 10

Term length: voting members, 6 years; student representative, 2 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 9 voting members must represent each congressional district; 1 non-voting student representative to the Board must be a student

Political Requirements: Not more than 5 voting members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: Curators must represent each congressional district; student representative must be a Missouri resident

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Ms. Julia Gwinn Brncic(I)
1st Congressional District
St. Louis
Term begins: Jul 31, 2017
Term expires: Jan 1, 2021

Mr. Maurice Bond Graham(D)
2nd Congressional District
St. Louis
Term begins: Jan 2, 2015
Term expires: Jan 1, 2021

Ms. Jamie Leigh Farmer(R)
3rd Congressional District
Jefferson City
Term begins: Apr 6, 2017
Term expires: Jan 1, 2023

Mr. Jon Thomas Sundvold(R)
4th Congressional District
Columbia
Term begins: Jul 31, 2017
Term expires: Jan 1, 2019

Mr. John R Phillips(D)
5th Congressional District
Kansas City
Term begins: Jan 4, 2013
Term expires: Jan 1, 2019

Mr. Phillip Hugh Snowden(D)
6th Congressional District
Kansas City
Term begins: Jan 2, 2015
Term expires: Jan 1, 2021

Mr. Jeffrey Lee Layman(R)
7th Congressional District
Springfield
Term begins: Apr 6, 2017
Term expires: Jan 1, 2023

Mr. David Steelman(R)
8th Congressional District
Rolla
Term begins: Sep 26, 2014
Term expires: Jan 1, 2019

Mr. Darryl Martin Chatman(D)
Congressional District
OFallon
Term begins: Apr 6, 2017
Term expires: Jan 1, 2023

Mr. Avery Joseph Welker
Student Representative
Rolla
Term begins: Jul 27, 2018
Term expires: Jan 1, 2020