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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 25, 2008) – Warrensburg community leader and longtime supporter of UCM Weldon Brady has been named to the UCM Board of Governors. Brady’s appointment was made by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, followed by confirmation by the Missouri Senate Feb. 21.
Brady fills a seat held by Jennifer Hill Nixon, Warson Woods, MO, whose term has expired. He will serve through Jan. 1, 2012.
UCM President Aaron Podolefsky noted, “I’m looking forward to working with Weldon Brady as our newest board member. He brings a long-term commitment and business acumen to the university.”
After growing up in Lincoln, MO, Brady graduated from UCM in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and put his degree to use in the business and development arena. Since 2001, he has served as senior vice president and chief lending officer at the Bank of Holden, and he was president and owner of the Bank of Knob Noster from 1966-1986. His business development endeavors include Holiday Inn Express in Warrensburg, as well as serving as a board member and former president of the Johnson County Area Economic Development Corporation. He hopes to put such experiences to work for UCM.
“I’ve always had a fondness for the university. I feel like school boards, city councils, and university boards need to have representatives from the business community bring their perspective to things. Now it’s my time to accept that responsibility,” Brady said, in talking about his appointment.
He already has used such experiences to benefit the institution in other ways. He has served more than two decades on the UCM Foundation Board of Directors, including roles as finance chair and past president; served on various university committees; and has supported Mules and Jennies athletic teams.
In addition to his university contributions, Brady has served the Johnson County area as a member of the Whiteman Area Leadership Council and Western Missouri Medical Center Board of Trustees.
He and his wife, Vicki Terry Brady, also a UCM graduate, were recognized by UCM in 2002 as recipients of the Distinguished Service Award.