The Coordinating Board for Higher Education will host the second annual Governing Board Forum June 10 – 11 in Jefferson City.

Attendees will include college and university chancellors and presidents, and representatives from their institutions’ local governing boards. Participants will attend a reception at the Governor’s Mansion on June 10. The Governing Board Forum will convene on June 11 at 8 a.m. in the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

The purpose of the convening is to:

  • Build relationships with colleagues and experts in the field of higher education

  • Learn about the broader perspective of the Missouri higher education system and how individual institutions fit within it

  • Develop an understanding of the common challenges faced by all higher education institutions

  • Develop a better understanding of how boards contribute to institutional and education systems success

Gov. Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon will welcome the participants, along with CBHE Chairman Dalton Wright and Commissioner of Higher Education David R. Russell. The 1st Plenary Session will address the political and economic factors that affect higher education. Participants will be invited to discuss higher education funding, institution cost-savings and board advocacy.


Dewayne Matthews, vice president for policy and strategy at the Lumina Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss Missouri’s progress toward increasing the number of Missourians with degrees and high quality certificates. The 2nd Plenary Session will build on Matthews’ remarks to address challenges and accomplishments to degree attainment.


For more information, contact Public Information Officer Kathy Love, [email protected]


View archive of 2012 Governing Board Forum