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Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield

Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield

District 3


Term Expires January 1, 2029

Board of Curators Office
316 University Hall
Columbia, MO 65211


Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield was appointed to the Board of Curator Ƶ by Governor Michael Parson in  2023.

Sinquefield retired as Executive Vice President and Head of Trading Dimensional Fund Advisors (1982-2005). Sinquefield was formerly on the faculty of the University of Chicago and the University of Indonesia (72-77), Research Director US Congress Select Committee on Population 1978, and designed the first Options on Futures Contracts for Chicago Board of Trade (1980-1982).

Since retiring, Sinquefield founded the Missouri New Music Initiative (2005-present), was Chairman of the Commission to Review the Ƶ (2016), and was on the State of Missouri Bicentennial Commission (2020-21), as well as Missouri 100.

Sinquefield is active in two BSA Councils (1986-present), earning two Silver Beavers. Sinquefield was inducted into the US Chess Hall of Fame (2022), and is President of the Foundation for Neurofeedback and Neuroscience (2000-present). Sinquefield's interests include inventing (1 patent), economic, philanthropy, and geospatial.

Sinquefield has three children who all went to MU, and four grandchildren.

Education: B.A. UCSB ‘68; M.A. ‘70; Phd. 72’ Demography and Statistics; MBA ‘79, Finance and Management Science at The University of Chicago.

Reviewed 2023-05-16