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Gov. Parson appoints 3 to Lincoln University Curators Board

Gov. Parson appoints 3 to Lincoln University Curators Board

March 13th, 2019 by Bob Watson in Local News

This August 2017 photo shows Scruggs University Center on the Lincoln University campus in Jefferson City.

Photo by Shelby Kardell /News Tribune.

Gov. Mike Parson named three people Tuesday to vacancies on Lincoln University's Board of Curators.

Their appointments are subject to the Missouri Senate's confirmation, before they can begin serving.

In a news release, the governor listed the three LU appointees as:

Richard Popp, of Tebbetts

He recently retired from Central Bancompany, after 37 years.

Popp served in a variety of capacities, most recently as executive vice president and chief risk officer, from 2005-19.

He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, and received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Victor Barnett Pasley, of Columbia

He earned his bachelor's degree in education from Lincoln, and has served on LU's Foundation Board since 2006.

Pasley retired from the Xerox Corporation in 2010, after 32 years as a member of their executive team. He held a number of district, regional and headquarter leadership assignments in the United States and other countries.

He also spent three years in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. He had attained the rank of captain when he left the Army.

Pasley also spent seven years as a teacher and assistant principal. He holds a certificate of general management from the Harvard Business School. He earned his master's degree in education administration from Northern Illinois University.

Vernon Vito Bracy, of Chesterfield

He earned his bachelor's degree in mass communications from Lincoln.

Bracy is the CEO and president of Renaissance Voice Communications, and has served in that role since 2009. He also has worked in the sales field for medical devices, technology, insurance and Fortune 500 companies.