Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Elizabeth A. Briscoe-Wilson Appointed to the Emancipation Day Commission by Governor Nixon

Gov. Nixon makes board and commission appointments

Jefferson City, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his appointment to the Emancipation Day Commission. The appointees do not require confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

Emancipation Day Commission

The Governor has appointed Elizabeth A. Briscoe-Wilson, of Jefferson City, to the Emancipation Day Commission. State law designates each June 19 as Emancipation Day in Missouri. Gov. Nixon created the Emancipation Day Commission through an executive order with the purpose of promoting, considering and recommending appropriate activities for the annual recognition and celebration of Emancipation Day.

Briscoe-Wilson is the university librarian for Lincoln University in Jefferson City and a university seminar instructor on cultural diversity. She received her undergraduate degree from Lincoln University and her master's degree from Alabama A&M. She has been appointed for a term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

Please congratulate Mrs. Wilson on her appointment by Governor Nixon to this important post.

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