Nixon appoints two university curators

JEFFERSON CITY | Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a former state lawmaker and a newspaper publisher to the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

Nixon on Tuesday announced his selections of Wayne Goode, of St. Louis, and David Bradley, of St. Joseph, for the board that oversees the four-campus university system.

Goode, 71, is a Democrat who represented part of north St. Louis County in the House from 1963 to 1985 and served as a senator from 1985 to 2005. Goode was chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the House Education Committee.

Bradley, 59, is a Republican who is president of the News-Press & Gazette Co., which publishes the St. Joseph News-Press. He is a past president of the Missouri Press Association.

Both appointments are subject to Senate confirmation for terms ending Jan. 1, 2015.

Bradley replaces Don Walsworth, of Marceline, a Democrat who is president and CEO of Walsworth Publishing Co., and had sought to be reappointed. Goode replaces Cheryl Walker, of St. Louis, a Republican attorney who is president of the Obasi Enterprises real estate development company. The terms of Walsworth and Walker expired in January.

Under state law, the Board of Curators consists of nine voting members, one from each of Missouri’s congressional districts, and a nonvoting student representative. No more than five members can be from the same political party.