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Granberry appointed student governor

Paul Granberry III, student governor

Paul Granberry III of St. Louis, Missouri, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Parson to serve as student governor on the Board of Governors at Missouri Western State University. Granberry’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

“I would like to thank Governor Parson and his staff for the amazing opportunity,” Granberry said. “I look forward to serving on the Board of Governors on behalf of the student body.”

Granberry is a junior majoring in political science, and has been a residential assistant on campus since 2016. Last school year, he served as assistant director of external relations for the Student Government Association. Granberry also served as an intern in the Washington, D.C., office of United States Senator Joseph Manchin III of West Virginia last summer.

Granberry was the first Missouri Western student to attend the National Student Leadership Forum in 2016. Last year, he was one of only 140 college students invited to attend the National Prayer Breakfast with the President of the United States, the King of Jordan and many other dignitaries.

Granberry succeeds Joseph Kellogg of St. Joseph, whose term expired last December. As a student governor, he will be a non-voting member of the board. Granberry will be sworn in at the next meeting of the board on Aug. 23.

The Missouri Western State University Board of Governors establishes policies, by-laws, rules and regulations for its own government and for control and government of the University; to select, appoint, and remove a President of the University; to set admission standards; and to make decisions on financial matters.

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. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit