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Walker appointed to House Higher Education Committee

Walker and his fellow lawmakers will work to craft and improve legislation before it's sent to the House floor for approval. (KTVO File)

Bettering higher education in the state of Missouri - that's the goal of one local state representative.

This week, Nate Walker of Kirksville, was appointed to the House Higher Education Committee.

That appointment came from House Speaker Todd Richardson.

When naming Walker to the committee, Richardson pointed out the local lawmaker's commitment to improving and supporting Truman State University.

The committee considers measures related to financing, property and curriculum in higher-ed.

Walker and his fellow lawmakers will work to craft and improve legislation before it's sent to the House floor for approval.

He told KTVO he's excited to serve to better not only Truman, but colleges and students across the state as well.

"I have Truman State University, Moberly Area Community College and A.T. Still [University] right here in the third district that are important. So, I'm focused on trying to do the right things for the third district and higher education is a priority."

Walker attended his first committee hearing this week.

He adds that he's looking forward to a successful legislative session.

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