Columbia lawyer appointed to Missouri Higher Education Board

Thursday, February 18, 2010 | 5:14 p.m. CST; updated 8:39 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 18, 2010
Craig Van Matre

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon appointed a Columbia attorney to Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

If confirmed by the Senate, Craig Van Matre would serve through June 2015. The nine-member board oversees the state's Department of Higher Education.

Van Matre's appointment to a Democratic slot on the board was announced Thursday. He has a private legal practice and serves on the Stephens College Board of Trustees in Columbia.


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