In honor of Gabe Gore’s support of Missouri State and exceptional contributions through public service, the university will award him the 2023 Government Excellence Award.
Gore has a long history of government service. He’s served as the assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, assistant special counsel for the John C. Danforth Office of Special Counsel and was a member of the Ferguson Commission.
Gore also had a successful 23-year career in private practice. As a partner at Dowd Bennett LLP, he tried numerous jury trials to verdict, including cases involving breach of contract, securities fraud, employment and property damage claims.
On May 30, he was sworn in as the city of St. Louis circuit attorney. During his first months in office, he addressed the most critical issues facing the Circuit Attorney’s Office, including staffing, training and the backlog of pending cases.
“We’re grateful for Gabe and his continued support of the university,” said Missouri State President Clif Smart. “His leadership skills and passion for community engagement exemplify the spirit of our public affairs mission.”
Along with earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Missouri State in 1991, he served on the Board of Governors from Dec. 4, 2015- June 11, 2023. During that time, he served as vice chair and chair of the board.
About the Government Excellence Award
The Government Excellence Award is bestowed to government officials who exemplify leadership, support the university and have outstanding achievements.
The university president and administrative council recommend award recipients. Executive committees of the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate and Student Government Association support the nomination prior to going before the Board of Governors for approval.