Board of Governors Extends President’s Contract to 2019

The Truman State University Board of Governors has extended the contract of University President Troy Paino through June 30, 2019.

Members of the Board of Governors made the unanimous decision during the closed session of the June meeting. In light of multiple factors, such as limited state resources, shifting demographics of students and the need to adapt to changes in the field of education, ensuring the leadership of the University for the foreseeable future was a priority of the Board.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a leader like Dr. Paino, especially given the climate of higher education today,” Board Chair Jim O’Donnell said. “Dr. Paino has proven he has the ability to succeed in difficult times, and we are confident that extending his contract now will give him the freedom to prepare Truman for the future.”