Alumna Appointed to Western Board of Governors
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ALUMNA APPOINTED TO WESTERN BOARD OF GOVERNORS
St. Joseph, Mo. - Aug. 10, 2010 - Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Deborah J. Smith to the Missouri Western State University Board of Governors.
Smith, a 1979 graduate of Western with a bachelor's degree in business administration, lives in Country Club Village, Mo. She is a private contractor for Shelter Insurance, a school board member for the Savannah R-III School District and a member of the board of directors of Northwest Health Services. Smith is also on the advisory board for Cotillion for Achievement, having served the scholastic benefit organization in numerous positions, including president.
Gov. Nixon has appointed Smith to a term ending Oct. 29, 2014. She replaces Diza Eskridge, who died on June 29. Smith's appointment is subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.