Patrick Graham named new student representative to Board of Curators

Graham’s term will last until Jan. 1, 2018.

Patrick Graham is the new student representative to the UM System Board of Curators, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today in a news release.

If confirmed by the Missouri Senate, Graham will serve until Jan. 1, 2018, and will be the first representative from MU since 2009.

Graham is a vocal music education major at MU and is expected to graduate in spring 2018, according to the release. He is a member of the Alumni Association Student Board, a site leader for Mizzou Alternative Breaks and a resident assistant for the Missouri Scholars Academy.

In addition to the responsibilities of attending curators’ meetings, the student representative will be a member of the search committee for the next UM System president.

However, the student representative to the board is not a voting member. Twenty-seven bills to give the student representative voting power have failed in the Missouri legislature since 2002.

Graham replaces Tracy Mulderig, a doctoral student at UM-St. Louis who had been the student representative since February 2014.

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