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Brenda Procter

Brenda Procter

Brenda Procter, MS
Associate Extension Professor and State Family Financial Education Specialist

162 Stanley Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-3820


MS, University of Missouri.


Brenda Procter has an AB with honors in Economics and an MS in Consumer & Family Economics from the University of Missouri (MU). She has been an Extension Associate Professor with a focus on poverty, serving on the MU Personal Financial Planning faculty for 17 years. Brenda has worked extensively with low-income families. She taught Children and Families in Poverty, an undergraduate class in Human Development and Family Studies. She is co-founder of a statewide social justice organization led by low-income women, GRO - Grass Roots Organizing, and she serves on their Board of Directors. Brenda provides technical and logistical support for GRO's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and had one-on-one financial conversations with more than 200 rural VITA clients in 2008. Collaborating with GRO, she recently created a predatory lending curriculum, When Creditors Are Predators. She is a frequent presenter, speaker and guest lecturer on issues related to poverty and predatory lending.

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