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State Board News & Updates

Upcoming State Board Meetings:

  • October 26 (pm) & 27, 2015

- New State Board President Charlie Shields accepts the gavel from outgoing President Peter Herschend at the State Board meeting in Jefferson City on June 16. Also pictured are outgoing Vice President Mike Jones and new Vice President Vic Lenz.

State Board Elects New Officers
At its May meeting, the members of the Missouri State Board of Education voted unanimously to elect Charlie Shields as President of the Board and Vic Lenz as Vice President.

Charlie Shields of St. Joseph was appointed to the State Board of Education in 2012, and he currently works as President and CEO of Truman Medical Centers (TMC). Mr. Shields joined TMC in 2010 after serving 20 years in the Missouri General Assembly as part of the House of Representatives, a Republican member of the Senate and most recently as President Pro Tem. He earned his bachelor's degree in marketing and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri.  Read more