Nixon names Board of Governors

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed two new members to Truman State’s Board of Governors Jan. 5 to serve six-year terms.

Nixon appointed Dr. Laura Crandall from Kirkwood, Missouri, and Jennifer Kopp Dameron from Kansas City, Missouri. As the highest policymaking body of the University, the two appointees will become a part of the 10-member board that has influence over the future of the University.

Crandall obtained her undergraduate degree from Truman and serves as an alumni ambassador for the University. She currently is an internal medicine physician at ESSE Health-Belleville Internal Medicine in Belleville, Illinois. Dameron obtained an undergraduate degree from Truman and a law degree from the University of Missouri. Dameron owns JK Dameron Development LLC in Kansas City, Missouri.

Scott Holste, press secretary for the office of the governor, says Nixon looks for outstanding citizens who have demonstrated leadership and civic responsibility throughout their lives to appoint to Truman’s Board of Governors.

“In making appointments to the governing boards of the state’s public universities, the governor looks for people who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in their professional and civic lives,” Holste says. “Although they have different professions and live in different parts of the state, Dr. Crandall and Ms. Dameron share not only the distinction of being Truman alumni, they also have achieved significant levels of leadership in their careers and in their service to the greater community.”