SeMo Regents to Step Down

DECEMBER 13, 2004 - Posted at 4:38 p.m. CST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Two top members of the Southeast Missouri State University board of regents are stepping down.

Don Dickerson has served on the board since 1993 and became board president in 1996.  The Cape Girardeau lawyer says he intends to stay on the board but that he feels it's time to pass the the presidency on.

Sandra Moore of St. Louis also announced her resignation as the board's vice president.  Moore heads Urban Strategies, a not-for-profit group that, among other things, develops revitalization plans for distressed urban core communities.

Both Dickerson's and Moore's terms on the board expire January 1.

John Tlapek of Cape Girardeau was voted to be the new board president, and Brad Bedell of Sikeston was named the new vice president.

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