COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Missouri's governor tapped a Columbia woman to possibly serve on the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.
Gov. Mike Parson suggested Robin Wenneker represent the district including Columbia on the board on Wednesday afternoon. That appointment is subject to approval by the state senate.
Wenneker is the managing partner of CPW Partnership, a property management group in Columbia. Wenneker also serves on the board of several philanthropic organizations in Columbia, including the Columbia Housing Authority, University of Missouri Alumni Association and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Foundation.
Parson also appointed Wenneker to the state Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the group responsible for overseeing the state's two- and four-year colleges, in 2019.
Wenneker said she was grateful to Gov. Parson for the appointment.
"Governor Parson’s commitment to higher education makes this an exciting time for our state and the students we serve," Wenneker told ABC 17 News. "Through my service on the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, I’ve been able to see firsthand the importance of higher education and how we can work together to create a stronger Missouri workforce for the future."
Wenneker will replace Jon Sundvold on the board following the expiration of his term earlier this year. Sundvold will continue to serve on the board until the senate approves Wenneker, according to UM System spokesman Christian Basi.
Parson also appointed Greg Hoberock of Washington the Board of Curators for the district including Jefferson City. Hoberock, the CEO of construction firm hth companies, will replace the vacancy left by Jamie Farmer's resignation in 2019.
Hoberock is a current member of the State Technical College Board of Regents. Parson spokeswoman Kelli Jones said he would need to step down from that role if approved for the UM System curator position. Jones said Wenneker would also have to leave her post at the CBHE if confirmed by the Senate.