Craig Van Matre

Donald Cupps

Gov. Jay Nixon has nominated two men to serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

Pending the approval of the Missouri Senate, Donald L. Cupps of Cassville would represent the Seventh Congressional District on the board. Cupps serves on the board of trustees for the Public School Retirement System of Missouri, and he is the attorney for the City of Cassville.

Nixon has also nominated Craig A. Van Matre of Columbia, who would represent the Ninth Congressional District on the board. He previously was a member of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and is President of a Columbia law firm.

Both men are Democrats, and both got their law degrees from the University of Missouri.