June Hurdle, a native of West Liberty, Iowa, attended Columbia College and earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion design in 1983. While a traditional day college student June participated in the Jane Froman Singers and Double Sextette vocal music groups and served as a Student Admissions Officer and Campus Ambassador.
Several years after graduation she returned to the college - first working as an Admissions Officer and then as Assistant Dean of Admissions. While working, at the college June studied business administration in the Evening program.
Moving to Northern California in 1987, June worked as a real estate agent, earning the GRI, (Graduate Realtor Institute), designation. She and her husband, Bob, operated a large, multi-state construction company for 20 years before selling the business and returning to Columbia. Currently June and her husband are self-employed as developer/builders of Linkside at Old Hawthorne, a new 55+ residential community in Columbia, Missouri.
Hurdle is an active volunteer at the college and in the community. She has participated in the Columbia College Alumni Association’s Visioning Committee and served as the Vice Chair for the National Campaign Steering Committee for the Traditions Meets Tomorrow Campaign. She is a member of the Ivy and Oak Circle of the President’s Society.
In the past she has served as the president of the PTSA at Jefferson Jr. High School, Rock Bridge High School and on the board of the Missouri State PTA. She served as president of her King’s Daughters Circle and currently serves as the Vice President of the King’s Daughters City Union. She is a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and The Crossings Church congregation. She and Bob have two children, Blake, a 2014 graduate of Columbia College, and Katie, a college student at Southern Methodist University.