New Board of Governors appointed

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the appointment of two new members of the Missouri Southern Board of Governors today. According to a news release, junior David W. Sigars will join as the student representative. Sigars is in the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, the Epsilon Mu Sigma Honors Program and is the current treasurer of the Student Senate. His term ends Dec. 31, 2011. The other appointment is James Fleischaker, a former circuit judge for Jasper County. Fleischaker has also held the positions of Joplin Special Road District commissioner and chairman of Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce in 2001 and 2002. His term ends Aug. 30, 2017.