January 4, 2013
Gov. Nixon appoints John Phillips of Kansas City to the University of Missouri Board of Curators
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the appointment of John Phillips, of Kansas City, to the University of Missouri Board of Curators, which oversees the operation of the four-campus University of Missouri System.
"Through his work with the Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation and the Bloch School of Business at UMKC, with Saint Luke's Health Care, and with numerous other organizations, John has selflessly served the people of Kansas City for the past four decades," Gov. Nixon said. "I am pleased to nominate him to provide that same dedication to the people of Missouri by serving on the Board of Curators for the University of Missouri System."
Phillips (D), an attorney with Husch Blackwell, has been a leader of civic, business, education and health organizations in Kansas City for the past 40 years. Since 2000, he has held leadership positions with the Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation, an organization affiliated with the University of Missouri - Kansas City that works to build closer relationships between the United States and China. He also served for 15 years on an advisory council for the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.
Phillips has been active in numerous other civic organizations, such as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and sits on the boards of directors for Saint Luke's Health System, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Saint Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants.
Phillips earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri in 1968 before graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1971, where he was editor-in-chief of the Missouri Law Review and also in the Order of the Coif. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Jan. 1, 2019. Phillips' appointment is subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.