Governor Greitens Appoints Three New University of Missouri Curators

February 15, 2017
Jefferson City, MO

Today, Governor Greitens announced three appointments to the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators. Jeff Layman, Jamie Farmer, and Darryl Chatman will serve as the newest members of the governing body of the University of Missouri system.

Governor Greitens released the following statement, “We have the potential to make Missouri’s higher education system a national model. Our state has excellent students, talented teachers, and a people committed to education. There are also many areas where higher education can be improved. We can encourage more intellectual diversity and become the best state in the country at preparing students for rewarding careers. These curators bring knowledge and real world experience to the table. They will be important voices for our students and families.”

Darryl Chatman

Darryl Chatman is an attorney, former Deputy Director of Missouri’s Department of Agriculture, and former Mizzou linebacker. As Deputy Director, he established the Department’s first summer program with the goal of exposing urban and suburban youth to college programs and careers in agriculture.  He received a BS and MS in Animal Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia, an MPA in Public Administration from North Carolina State University, an MS in Agriculture Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a JD from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Jeff Layman

Jeff Layman is a Senior Portfolio Management Director in Morgan Stanley’s Portfolio Management Group and the founder of The Layman Group at Morgan Stanley. Jeff is also a Senior Vice President, Senior Investment Management Consultant and Wealth Advisor. He received his BS in Business Administration and Management from Missouri State University and studied Business at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has served as a trustee at Ozarks Technical Community College.

Jamie Farmer

Jamie Farmer is an entrepreneur and business leader. She currently serves as President and Principal of Farmer Holding Company, the parent company of vertically integrated building products & aggregate companies in the Midwest. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Trulaske School of Business, and holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.