John Tlapek reappointed to SEMO Board of Regents

Thursday, September 6, 2001

John C. Tlapek of Cape Girardeau will serve a second term on the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents.

Gov. Bob Holden reappointed Tlapek to a six-year term on Wednesday, retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year. His term will end on Jan. 1, 2007.

Tlapek, 42, was appointed to the post in 1998 by then-Gov. Mel Carnahan to fill the vacancy created by the death of Donald Harrison, who died in December 1997.

Tlapek was out of town Wednesday and couldn't be reached for comment.

Southeast President Dr. Ken Dobbins welcomed Tlapek's reappointment. He said the university has benefited from Tlapek's business background. Tlapek often is a guest lecturer in the university's department of finance and management.

Tlapek is president of the Summit Equity Group, chairman of the board of Auto Tire and Parts Race Park, majority owner of Shaefer's Power Panels and partner in C.S. Partners Real Estate Co. Tlapek earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Southeast.

He is a member of the Automotive Service Industry Association.

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