Blunt appoints Poplar Bluff man to state probation and parole board

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Southeast Missourian

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt announced Monday his appointment of Republican Joseph V. Knodell of Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the state's Board of Probation and Parole.

Knodell, 62, is a retired city planner for Poplar Bluff and a former consultant for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He is a former superintendent of Twin River and East Carter school districts and has a bachelor's degree in history from Arkansas State University and a master's degree in elementary school supervision and a specialist degree in school administration from Southeast Missouri State University.

Knodell's appointment is subject to Missouri Senate confirmation. The term expires Aug. 28, 2012.

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