Spradling Sworn in as Member of Southeast Board of Regents

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 16, 2005 – Albert M. Spradling III of Cape Girardeau was sworn in today as a member of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents.

The oath was administered by the Honorable William L. Syler, judge of the 32nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Gov. Matt Blunt recently announced Spradling’s appointment to the Board. He will serve until Jan. 1, 2011. He replaces Donald L. Dickerson, whose term expired Dec. 31. The Regents also accepted a resolution honoring Dickerson’s 12 years of service on the Board, including over eight years as president of the Board.

Spradling is a partner with Spradling, Spradling & Southard, Attorneys at Law, in Cape Girardeau. He is the former mayor of Cape Girardeau, having served from April 1994 to April 2002. He was a Cape Girardeau City Councilman from April 1988 to April 1994.

He was president of the Southeast Missouri State University Booster Board from 1993 to 1995 and is a trustee of the Southeast Missouri Hospital Association. He is a member of the Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences Board, the Missouri Bar Association, the Cape County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is a member of the American Legion Post 63, the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, LaCroix United Methodist Church and the Lion’s Club of Cape Girardeau. He also is a member of the board of the Greater Cape Girardeau Benevolent Corp.

Spradling began his career as an assistant state bank examiner with the State of Missouri Division of Finance.Spradling, who is a U.S. Army veteran, holds a law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor of science in business administration degree with a major in accounting from Southeast Missouri State University.

Spradling and his wife Pamela have three children – Albert IV, Brooke and Alex.