JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has confirmed two new appointees to the University of Missouri system Board of Curators.

Senators on Thursday approved the appointments of former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ann Covington and Kansas City attorney John Phillips to the nine-member board.

Gov. Jay Nixon nominated Phillips on Jan. 4 and Covington on Jan. 17 for terms expiring in 2019.

Covington served on the Supreme Court from 1989-2001 and was the first woman on the high court. Phillips is a partner at the law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP.

The Board of Curators was meeting Friday in Kansas City.

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