Poplar Bluff Man Chosen for Key Education Role

5 years 5 months 1 week ago Wednesday, September 04 2013 Sep 4, 2013 Wednesday, September 04, 2013 3:10:00 AM CDT September 04, 2013 in News
By: The Assosiated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has named an attorney from southeast Missouri to the state Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

Douglas Kennedy, of Poplar Bluff, was appointed for a term that would run through June 2015, if he is confirmed by the Senate.

The board coordinates Missouri's system of public colleges and universities, approves academic programs and oversees state loans and scholarships. But each institution also is governed by its own board that is responsible for student admissions, tuition and faculty decisions.

According to the governor's website, Kennedy's appointment still leaves the nine-member state board with three vacant positions.

 

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