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State Board News & Updates

Upcoming State Board Meetings:

  • June 15 (pm) & 16, 2015
  • July 28, 2015 (Columbia-Joint Meeting with CBHE)
  • August 10 (pm) & 11, 2015

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 (top picture) 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