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Buford named to new MSU Board of Governors


St. Louis, MO – The head of St. Louis's Urban League office is set to become one of the people running the new Missouri State University in Springfield.

Southwest Missouri State University will become just Missouri State University this weekend.

Gov. Matt Blunt on Thursday started appointing people to MSU's new governing board. Among them is St. Louis Urban League president James Buford.

Michael Blunt of Chesterfield was on the SMS board and will stay on the new MSU board.


Meanwhile, Harris-Stowe State College in St. Louis will become Harris Stowe State University this weekend, as well.

School leaders will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to mark construction of the campuses first dormitory, which should be ready next fall.


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