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Nixon picks Phil Snowden for UM Board of Curators

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Phil Snowden, who served for 18 years in the Missouri General Assembly, to the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

Snowden of Kansas City represented Clay County for 10 years in the Missouri House and eight more in the state Senate.

Snowden is a lawyer and real estate owner and developer. He also was a member of the Kansas City Charter Commission and the KC Missouri Employer Retirement Board.

Snowden holds undergraduate and law degrees from MU and was the starting quarterback for the Missouri Tigers in the 1960 Orange Bowl.

Nixon appointed Snowden for a term ending in 2021. The curators oversee the operation of the four-campus University of Missouri System, including UMKC.