Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Greitens Rescinds Nixon Board of Curators Nominations

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Greitens Rescinds Nixon Board of Curators Nominations

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COLUMBIA, Mo. * Gov. Eric Greitens rescinded the nominations of two members of the University of Missouri Board of Curators who were seated by then-Gov. Jay Nixon when the Legislature wasn't in session.

Greitens' decision to withdraw the nominations of Jon Sunvold and Patrick Graham on Tuesday came after two other Nixon appointees, Tom Voss and Mary Nelson, resigned in January, The Columbia Daily Tribune reported.

Currently, the nine-member board has six curators because two are serving even though their terms expired Jan. 1.

Under the Missouri Constitution, the nominations of Sundvold, Voss and Graham had to be confirmed by the Senate or withdrawn by the end of this week or they would be barred from being appointed to the board in the future.

The vacancies also come as the curators are scheduled to meet next week to discuss how to respond to Greitens' $31. …

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