Jamie Farmer, of Jefferson City, has announced her resignation from the University of Missouri Board of Curators due to a change in residence.
Farmer was appointed in 2017 by then-Gov. Eric Greitens.
“Over the past three years that I have been on this board, I believe we have made some sweeping changes in the way we manage our business and confront challenges as a university,” Farmer said in a news release. “These core changes in capital projects planning, strategic marketing and more thoughtful prioritization of funding have already begun to yield measurable results. I will deeply miss serving with each of the curators, and I am confident under President Choi’s leadership, and those he has put in place around him, that Missouri will have one of the best higher education systems in the country.”
Farmer’s term was set to expire in January 2023.
As a member of the board, Farmer served on the audit committee; the compensation and human resources committee; and the external affairs, marketing and advancement committee.
This past month, Farmer changed her permanent residence to Houston, Texas. According to the Missouri Constitution, board members must be Missouri residents. Her resignation is effective immediately.
Farmer is president of Capital Sand Proppants LLC, a division of the Farmer Holding Company in Jefferson City. She previously held management and marketing positions with L’Oreal, The Valence Group and Revlon.
Farmer graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Trulaske College of Business in 2003. She studied at the Esade Business School in Barcelona, Spain, in 2011 and obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012.
The Board of Curators is the governing body of the University of Missouri and consists of nine members who are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Missouri Senate. Curators serve six-year terms. The governor may appoint a replacement to fill the remaining portion of Farmer’s term.