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University of Missouri Board of Curators elects 2018 officers

The University of Missouri Board of Curators elected two new officers at its December meeting in St. Louis, which just finished up today. David Steelman was elected to a one-year term as the chair of the Board and Darryl Chatman was elected vice-chair.

Steelman has been on the Board since 2014, and he received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and then went on to graduate from the MU School of Law.

He served three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives starting in 1979, and served as minority floor leader from 1981 to 1985. He currently is managing and senior partner at a law practice in Rolla.

Chatman received a bachelor’s degree in animal science, master’s degrees in animal science and agricultural economics, and a juris doctor, all from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

He is the general counsel for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. He has served on multiple search committees for the University of Missouri.

The two men will begin their terms on Jan. 1.

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