Gov. Jay Nixon appointed three members of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, including former basketball star Jon Sundvold.
He was an All-American basketball player for the University of Missouri from 1979 to 1983, Sundvold is a member of the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame and was honored by the MU Alumni Association as an outstanding alumnus in 2009. After playing in the NBA for nine years, he became a college basketball analyst for ESPN and CBS and is currently a color analyst on the SEC Network for Tiger games.
Sundvold is also president of the Missouri Junior Golf Foundation which recently opened a nine-hole course in Jefferson City designed specifically to meet the needs of children and individuals with disabilities.
“It is vitally important that the University of Missouri System has the leadership it needs to continue to be an internationally-recognized model of academic excellence,” Gov. Nixon said. “I appreciate this immensely qualified and diverse group of leaders for stepping up at this critical time to serve this institution, its students and our state. With a full complement of members, the Board of Curators is well-positioned to complete the task of selecting the next system President in the next few months.”
Governor Nixon also appointed: