PRESIDENT-ELECT AND DIRECTORS SELECTED FOR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION

Arlington, VA — Patrick Guida, vice chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Regents of Elementary and Secondary Education, was voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Guida will begin his term of office as president-elect in January 2012 and then serve as president of the association in 2013.

The membership also elected five other state board of education members to the organization’s board of directors. Their two-year terms will also commence in January.

Re-elected to two-year terms to the NASBE Board of Directors were:

  • Stan Archie, Missouri State Board of Education (Central region)
  • Jane Goff, Colorado State Board of Education (Western region)

Newly elected to the board for two-year terms were:

  • Secretary-Treasurer Rob Hovis, State Board of Education of Ohio
  • Ilan Plawker, New Jersey State Board of Education (Northeast region)
  • Mary Sue Murray, Georgia State Board of Education (Southern region)

In addition, Ferdinand Risco of the Connecticut State Board of Education was elected as the board’s junior New Member representative in July.

This group will join the following members who are returning for another year on the board of directors:

  • President Gayle Manchin, West Virginia State Board of Education
  • Past-President Allan Taylor, Connecticut State Board of Education
  • David Dennis, Kansas State Board of Education (Central region)
  • Carol Murphy, Utah State Board of Education (Western region)
  • Brenda Gullett, Arkansas State Board of Education (Southern region)
  • Mary Lord, District of Columbia State Board of Education (Northeast region)
  • Steve Pound, Maine State Board of Education (senior New Member representative)