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September 30, 2019

McCarter appointed to Coordinating Board for Higher Education

Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of W. Dudley McCarter to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) this month.

McCarter, St. Louis, is a founding member of Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. He previously served as president of The Missouri Bar and the St. Louis County Bar Association, and was a captain in the United States Army Reserves. He was the first in his family to graduate with a college degree.

“I strongly believe public colleges and universities in our state provide the best opportunities for our citizens to receive an outstanding education at an affordable price,” McCarter said. “It is of critical importance that we continue to support a well-educated and skilled workforce to promote the growth of existing businesses in our state and to attract new businesses. The role of the CBHE in achieving these goals has never been greater. I welcome the opportunity to serve in this important position.”

McCarter earned his bachelor’s degree from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri. He served as president of the Mizzou Alumni Association, a board member of the Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri, and the Parkway School District school board.

The CBHE oversees the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development, which serves as the administrative arm of the board and is led by the commissioner of higher education. The CBHE members – one from each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts and one selected at large – are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

About the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development: The department works to empower Missourians with the skills and education needed for success. More information about MDHEWD can be found at https://dhewd.mo.gov or on Facebook and Twitter @MoDHEWD.