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Past Board of Governors

Board of Governors


Missouri Southern State University has a rich history. Since 1937, Missouri Southern State University has provided educational opportunities for Southwest Missouri and beyond. MSSU has evolved from an outstanding junior college to its role today as a comprehensive four-year state-supported institution offering bachelor and master degrees. Learn More..

On July 12, 2003, Governor Bob Holden signed a bill on the Missouri Southern campus that elevated the status of the institution from College to University. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Gary Nodler (R-Joplin) and Rep. Bryan Stevenson (R-Joplin), changed the name of the institution from Missouri Southern State College to Missouri Southern State University - Joplin. The legislation officially became effective on Aug. 28, 2003. This changed the Board of Regents to what it is now known as the Board of Governors.

We would like to honor those who represented on past Board of Governors.

Board of Governors 2003-Present:

Governor's Name Residence Year Appointed Term Expired
Jane B. Wyman Alba 1996; 2003 2001; 2008
Charles C. McGinty, D.D.S. Joplin 2000 2010
Douglas A. Brooks Joplin 2002 2007
H. Dwight Douglas Joplin 2003 2011
Rod Anderson Monett 2003 2009
David H. Jones Springfield 2005 2011
David Ansley Springfield 2006 2010
Nancy D. Perry Carthage 2007 2012
Richard (Dick) A. Walter Joplin 2007 2013
Sherry L. Buchanan Joplin 2009 2014
Lynn M. Ewing III Nevada 2010 2015
Charles (Chuck) Surface Joplin 2011 2016
James B. Fleischaker Joplin 2011 2017
 Keith C. Hankins Stockton 2013  2016 
Glenn M. (Mitch) McCumber Noel 2013 2018
Tracy Combs Flanigan Carthage 2014 2019