From the Southeast Missourian

Kathy Swan of Cape Girardeau has been reappointed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Swan to the position, and Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, sponsored her appointment. This is Swan’s third term on the board.

Swan is a Cape Girardeau City Council member and president and owner of JCS/Tel-Link, a wireless communications company based in Cape Girardeau. Swan is involved in numerous professional organizations as well as community groups.

The Coordinating Board for Higher Education is charged with coordinating the state system of higher education, which includes public four-year colleges and universities, public two-year community colleges, one public two-year technical college, independent colleges and universities, proprietary schools and specialized independent schools and colleges and theological institutions.

Gubernatorial appointments must be confirmed by the Senate. Swan’s appointment was confirmed by the full Senate on Jan. 18.