Missouri History Museum names new president

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by KMOV.com Staff

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Posted on January 21, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 9:44 AM

 (KMOV) -- The Missouri History Museum voted in a new president after controversy spurred last year over misused tax dollars.

Dr. Frances Levine was voted in as the newest president and her new role will be effective in April.

Last year, News 4 reported that the museum paid four times more than it should have for a one-acre lot of land just north of Forest Park.

The board of trustees said on Tuesday that things will be different this time around.

“For a long time this board was on cruise control... Delmar property problem...no one looked closely,” said trustee John Roberts.

Levine replaces 24-year president Robert Archibald after he stepped down in December 2012. 

In St. Louis, she'll make $260,000 annually in total compensation. That's a little over half the $515,000 that former president Robert Archibald made. He quit under duress in 2012.

 

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