Nixon names dental school dean to Missouri loan agency

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | 7:16 a.m. CDT; updated 10:52 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — The dean of a dental school in northern Missouri has been appointed to the state's student loan authority.

Gov. Jay Nixon tapped Christopher Halliday to serve on the board for the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.

Halliday is a dental surgeon and the dean of the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University in Kirksville. He has also served as chief of staff for the U.S. surgeon general and chief dental officer for the U.S. Public Health Service.

Halliday's term on the loan authority board ends Oct. 22, 2013. He can begin serving immediately but will need confirmation by the Missouri Senate when lawmakers return to the Capitol.

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