Robert P. Ballsrud, ’80, was appointed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson to the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
He retired in 2014 after 33 years as a partner at the law firm Gilmore & Bell in St. Louis, one of the largest public finance firms in the United States. Before joining Gilmore & Bell, Ballsrud clerked for the Honorable Henry A. Politz, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He also served in the armed forces with the United States Army Military Police from 1972-1974.
He is a volunteer with the Gateway Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as well as the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments and the Kirkwood School District.