New Board of Governors Member Appointed


John C. Hilton

ov. Matt Blunt has appointed Truman alumnus John C. Hilton of Alexandria, Va., to the Board of Governors to fill the expired term of former member Matthew C. Barnes of Houston, Texas. Hilton fills one of two non-voting seats on the Board reserved for out-of-state members with knowledge of the University and its liberal arts mission. The appointment is effective immediately and is subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

Hilton is a fifth-generation Missourian who graduated from Truman summa cum laude in political science. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was very active in student government as an undergraduate, capping his career as vice president of the Student Senate. He also served a Jefferson City internship with a member of the Missouri legislature. Upon his graduation from Truman, Hilton entered Harvard University’s School of Law where he received his legal training. He is currently employed at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as a law clerk to Judge Duane Benton on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Kansas City, Mo., where he also served as president of the Kansas City Federalist Society lawyers chapter. He is married to the former Christina Hall, who is also a Truman graduate.
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