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Subdistrict 4 Candidate -- Board of Trustees

Robert C. Nelson
Subdistrict 4 Candidate -- Board of Trustees

Robert C. Nelson  
Robert C. Nelson

Robert C. Nelson, of Kirkwood, was elected to the board in April 2004 and served as board chair from 2006-2009. He is the only trustee to have been elected to position of chair for three consecutive years.

In 19 seasons as coach of the men's team and six as women's team, Nelson compiled a record of 509-240. Under his tutelage, a total of 110 athletes earned scholarships to four-year schools.

Nelson was named Midwest Junior College Athletic Association Coach of the Year for his efforts with both the men's and women's teams and was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

Before joining the Forest Park staff, Nelson was the first non-native to coach the English national basketball team, which he did in 1966-67. He also served four terms as president of the American Federation of Teachers and six years on the negotiating team for the JCD-NEA.

Nelson has a master's degree in education from Kansas State University. His bachelor's degree in history with a minor in physical education also is from KSU.

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