University governing board picks Clayton attorney as chairman

BELLERIVE ACRES • The University of Missouri Board of Curators unanimously approved a new board chair Friday morning during its meeting on the St. Louis campus.

Maurice "Marcy" Graham, a Clayton resident and president of the law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., will lead the board during 2017.

Graham is a Central Methodist University and Mizzou alumnus. He was appointed to the board in 2015 by Gov. Jay Nixon and approved earlier this year by the Missouri Senate.

At his law firm, Graham focuses on business and commercial litigation and injury and death cases.

John Phillips, a senior attorney with Husch Blackwell LLP in Kansas City, was unanimously approved as the board's vice chairman.