Voices in Leadership: Jay Nixon


Friday, April 12, 2019, 12:00pm to 12:30pm



Join us for the next Voices in Leadership event of the spring semester, "Practical Ways to Confront Hyper-Partisanship in Health," featuring Jay Nixon, Visiting Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow and former Governor of Missouri. Professor Kimberlyn Leary will moderate.

After earning his undergraduate and law degrees from University of Missouri-Columbia, Nixon returned to De Soto to practice law. A Democrat, he represented the people of Jefferson County from 1986 to 1992 in the Missouri Senate, where he was instrumental in passing legislation to improve prenatal care for expectant mothers. In 1992, Nixon was elected Attorney General of Missouri and went on to serve an unprecedented four consecutive terms as the state’s chief legal officer. Inheriting an office tainted by scandal, Nixon restored its integrity by cleaning up corruption, cracking down on crime, and protecting consumers and the environment. Under Nixon’s leadership, the Attorney General’s Office became one of the most efficient and effective in state government.

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