Board of Governors: Cheryl J. Cozette

Cheryl J. Cozette serves as an adjunct professor in educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia and as a special consultant to the eMINTS National Center for programs related to school administrators. She recently retired as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Columbia Public Schools.

Cozette graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Kansas City College and Bible School. She received a Master of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and did further coursework in educational administration at Truman State University. Cozette received her Doctor of Education in educational administration (curriculum & instruction, general administration) from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Staff Development Council and Delta Kappa Gamma. Cozette and her husband, Steve, reside in Columbia.

Cozette was appointed to the Board of Governors in April 2007 and reappointed in May 2018.