Missouri Humanities Council

543 Hanley Industrial Court
Suite 201
St. Louis, MO 63144-1905

Phone: (314)-781-9660
Fax: (314)-781-9681

Email: mail@mohumanities.org
Website: http://www.mohumanities.org

Director: Geoff Giglierano

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: Public Law 94-462

Department: Economic Development

Mission: The Missouri Humanities Council enables families and communities to broaden their appreciation of history, literature, and the ideas that shape our democracy. Our programs bring the benefits of the Humanities to the general public. We achieve focus by concentrating on improving teaching and learning in key social institutions like the family, school, library, and museum.

Function: The Missouri Humanities Council provides strategic and program planning, fiscal oversight, executive and program evaluation; and judges competitions for grants, awards, and services of limited scope.

SubCommittees: Program Committee Development Committee Membership Committee Legislative Committee Executive Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings; 2 committee meetings

Location of meetings: St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, and one other location.

Duration of meetings: 4 hours; committees, 90 minutes

Preparation time for meetings: 3 hours

Total time commitment: 2 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 24

Appointed members: 6

Term length: Serves at the pleasure of the Governor, maximum of 8 years, and not more than three years beyond the term of the appointing governor.

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements:

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: No


Mr. S. Richard Gard
Member 1
St. Louis
Term begins: Feb 22, 2012

Mrs. Pamela J. Riggs
Member 2
Term begins: Feb 22, 2012

Vacant Slot
Member 3

Vacant Slot
Member 4

Vacant Slot
Member 5

Mrs. Dorinda M. Nicholson
Member 6
Term begins: Feb 22, 2012