WHEREAS, Executive Order 19-03 transferred the Division of Workforce Development and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center from the Department of Economic Development to the Department of Higher Education; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 19-03 was not disapproved by the General Assembly, and became effective on August 28, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Higher Education was established pursuant to Article IV, Sections 12 and 52 of the Missouri Constitution; and

WHEREAS, in order to effectively implement the provisions of Executive Order 19-03, the Department of Higher Education’s name should be changed to reflect its enhanced mission:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL L. PARSON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby declare that the Department of Higher Education shall henceforth be known as the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 28th day of August, 2019.

[Michael L. Parson's signature]
Michael L. Parson


[Jay Ashcroft's signature]
John R. Ashcroft
Secretary of State

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