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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri curator’s computer company has collected more than $2.5 million from the university system since his appointment four months ago.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports St. Louis-based World Wide Technologies has sold routers, switches and other networking products totaling roughly $2.55 million to the university since April 7. The company was founded in 1990 by new curator David Steward. He remains its board chairman.

Steward disclosed the deal in an annual conflict-of-interest form required of curators. They are allowed to do business with the university system as long as the contracts are competitively bid if they exceed $10,000.

The company’s three-year contract runs through March 2013. The university’s procurement director says the system signed the contract before Steward became a curator.

Copyright Associated Press

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