en Missouri Gov. Nixon makes staff changes <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has hired former Missouri State University president Mike Nietzel as a senior policy adviser.</p><p>The hiring was announced Tuesday. Nixon&#39;s office tells The Associated Press that Nietzel will have a salary of $100,000 in the new, full-time position.</p><p>Nietzel retired as Missouri State president in 2010 after five years leading the Springfield school. He has advised Nixon on education issues and work force readiness since April 2010.</p><p>Nixon is also making changes in his communications office.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:13:47 +0000 The Associated Press 1740 at Missouri Gov. Nixon makes staff changes