COLUMBIA — The University of Missouri System announced the hirings of a new secretary and interim chief of staff Monday. Both will assume their new positions July 1.
The Board of Curators appointed Cindy S. Harmon board secretary. Harmon will support the activities of the nine curators, who serve as the governing body for the four campuses of the UM system. Her responsibilities will include:
- new curator orientation
- record keeping and management
- preparation of meetings and travel planning
- serving as board liaison to the system president, officers, faculty, staff and constituents
- directing the operations of the board office
Harmon received a bachelor's from Columbia College and previously worked as a business operations manager at Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance in Columbia. She has more than 15 years of experience in projects and executive-level office management in the education, health care and insurance industries. She also worked for the UM Development Office and as a medical student/residency program coordinator and assistant manager for the obstetrics and gynecology department at University of Missouri Health Care.
Kathy Miller will become the interim chief of staff after serving as board secretary for nearly 15 years. Her responsibilities will include the coordination of media requests for information under the provisions of the Missouri Sunshine Law.