Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Monday that he has appointed Don M. Downing to the UM System Board of Curators.
Downing, a lawyer from Webster Groves, will still have to wait for confirmation from the Missouri Senate.
He previously served as chief deputy attorney general for Missouri, and is also a graduate of MU and the MU School of Law.
Additionally, he is a part of homecoming history at MU, being the first-ever homecoming king in 1977.
Once confirmed, Downing’s term will expire on Jan. 1, 2015.