Friday, February 22, 2013

New trustees begin service at SBU

outhwest Baptist University News Release
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New trustees begin service at SBU
BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University added four new trustees during its February Board of Trustees meeting and another trustee returned for another term.
• The Rev. David L. Brown is pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from SBU in 1988. He is married to Gena, who is a public school teacher, and they have two sons, Garrett, 16, and Greyson, 12.
• Dr. Don E. Fahrni is returning for another term on the board. He graduated from SBU with an associate’s degree in 1980. He and his wife, Lou Ann, live in Russellville, where he is a cattle order buyer, farmer and auctioneer, and have a daughter, Penny Jo, who graduated from SBU in 2002. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from SBU.
• Susan Gilmore, a third-grade teacher at Mt. Vernon Intermediate School, graduated from SBU in 1979 with a B.A. in elementary education. She and her husband, Gary, live in Mt. Vernon and have three adult children: Amy, Abbey and Amanda, an SBU PT doctoral student.
• Bob Ingold, an estate planning attorney in Springfield, graduated from SBU with a bachelor of arts degree in 1972. He worked in estate planning at SBU until his retirement and is a member of the SBU Alumni National Board. He and his wife, Patty, have two adult children, Ryan, and Renee.
• Donna Neil is chief financial officer for Meyer Communications in Springfield. She and her husband, Tom, live in Springfield.
SBU has a 25-member board of trustees. Each trustee serves for five years and is approved for service during the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting held each year in October.
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