Two Named to Board of Regents
Two Southeast Missouri State University graduates joined the University’s Board of Regents after being appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon late last year.
Kendra Neely-Martin graduated from Southeast in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and from Webster University with a Master of Arts in marketing.
Currently a pharmaceutical sales specialist with AstraZeneca in St. Louis, Neely-Martin was recently the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service recognizing significant contributions to her local community through volunteerism. She was recognized for her work with at-risk girls in St. Louis through Delta Sigma Theta (DST) sorority. Serving as a mentor for at-risk African American girls, she has worked tirelessly for the sorority for two decades.
Thomas M. Meyer holds a Bachelor of Science in business from Southeast.
Meyer is the president and owner of Thomas L. Meyer Realty Company, Inc. He is a life member of the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association, serving as president from 2009-2011. Meyer has held numerous leadership positions in many community, state and professional organizations. He is a U.S. Navy Seabee Veteran and a graduate of the Realtor Institute, a Certified Residential Specialist and a Certified International Property Specialist.
“We welcome Kendra and Tom to the University’s Board of Regents,” says Southeast President Kenneth W. Dobbins. “As an alumna of Southeast who has had extensive experience in the business sector of our economy, Kendra will bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding about our students and our University. Not only is Tom an alumnus, but he has also been very active in supporting the University through his efforts in the Alumni Association and can bring that knowledge and experience to the Board.”