UM Curator David Steward resigns due to personal reasons

11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago February 01, 2016 Feb 1, 2016 Monday, February 01 2016 Monday, February 01, 2016 10:07:00 AM CST in News
By: Vivien Tran, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - A member of the UM Board of Curators resigned Monday, the third since November. David Steward cited personal reasons.

“It has been a great honor to serve the four campuses of the University of Missouri System in the role of curator, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity,” he said.

Steward is the third curator to leave, following Ann Covington, who resigned Nov. 19 and Yvonne Sparks, who resigned Jan. 28.

Steward's departure leaves the Board of Curators with no minority representation.

Steward is chairman and founder of World Wide Technology of St. Louis as well as president and owner of Transport Administrative Services and Transportation Business Specialists.

“We have been blessed with substantial opportunities to continue to expand our business globally. This ultimately will create more jobs for the state of Missouri, and I am choosing to make that my primary focus,” he said.

Gov. Jay Nixon may appoint a replacement to fill the remaining portion of Steward’s term. 

He said, “As the chairman and founder of one of America’s largest and most well-respected companies, David Steward has brought a unique and valuable perspective to the Board of Curators over the past five years. I thank him for his distinguished service and look forward to appointing another strong and dedicated leader to represent the Second District on the Board.

 

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