Missouri State extends contract with legislative consultant Jerry Burch
Missouri State University has renewed its contract with legislative consultant Jerry Burch. The Board of Governors executive committee meeting today (June 19) extended Burch’s contract for another year (Sept. 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2014). The action must be ratified by the full Board, which meets June 21 in Kansas City.
In 2013-14, Burch will be paid $80,424, which is a 2 percent increase over last year, the same increase faculty and staff are receiving for 2013-14. This is the first time in five years that Burch’s fee has been increased. Burch also receives an additional $9,000 for assistance with the university’s legislative interns; that amount remains the same as last year.
“By any measure, this past legislative session was a good one for Missouri State,” said Missouri State President Clifton M. Smart III. “A great deal of credit for that goes to Jerry Burch. He has been an effective lobbyist for the university for 23 years, and we look forward to more successes this coming year.”
Burch, who lives in Walker, Mo., served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1978-90.
He has served as Missouri State’s legislative consultant since 1990.
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