hankins-2The two newest members of the Board of Governors of Missouri Southern State University attended their first meeting of the Board on Thursday, May 16.

Gov. Jay Nixon recent announced the appointment of Mr. Keith G. Hankins, (R) Stockton  and Mr. Glenn M. (Mitch) McCumber, (R) Noel to the Board.

Mr. Hankins (pictured top left) fills the Board position held by Charles (Chuck) Surface who passed away in September 2012 while serving the University. Hankins’ term will expire on Aug. 30, 2016.

Mr. Hankins has been involved in corporate business management and owns Hankins Grain Company in Clinton, Mo. He is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pennington Seed in Greenfield, Mo., where he has been employed since 1978. He manages Pennington Seed’s daily wholesale distribution and manufacturing operations with more than 300 employees. He also operates a 1,700-acre farm in Arcola, Mo.

He is a graduate of Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. He serves several organizations, including the DACO Foundation, Greenfield FFA, Arcola Christian Church, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Seedsman Association and the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce. He served as president of the Greenfield School Board from 2000 to 2009.

McCumber-2Mr. Glenn McCumber (pictured lower left) fills a vacancy created when Nancy D. Perry’s term expired in 2012. His term ends on Aug. 30, 2018.

A certified public accountant, Mr. McCumber earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College in Miami, Okla., in 1982. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Missouri Southern State University, graduating Cum Laude in 1985.

Mr. McCumber has worked at New-Mac Electric Cooperative in Neosho for 17 years and has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 14 of those years. New-Mac Electric has assets in excess of $91 million and sales in excess of $35 million.

Prior to joining New-Mac, Mr. McCumber worked for a number of CPA firms as staff accountant and partner, representing businesses in banking, manufacturing, government and utilities.

He has served several corporate boards and civic organizations, including Freeman Health Systems, Freeman Neosho Hospital, Community Bank & Trust in Neosho, Consumer Electric Power Association, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Neosho Chamber of Commerce and KAMO Power, among others.