Beshear reappoints members of Kentucky Board of Education

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Gov. Steve Beshear announced this week he has reappointed  six members of the Kentucky Board of Education.

Appointed to new terms that will expire April 14, 2018 are:

· Roger L. Marcum of Bardstown, a retired educator; Marcum is the current KBE chairman

· Jonathan V. Parrent of Princeton, dean of student affairs at Madisonville Community College; Parrent was elected vice chairman of the board in  June

· William L. Twyman for Cave City, a former educator and current consultant

· Nawanna B. Privett of Lexington, an education consultant

· Grayson R. Boyd of Williamsport, a retired educator

· Mary Gwen Wheeler of Louisville, director of an education partnership

Two seats on the state board still await appointment action by the governor. Former KBE vice chairperson Brigitte Blom Ramsey stepped down May 1 to join the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, while Judy Gibbons announced in March that she would not be seeking appointment to a third term.

The remaining members of the Kentucky Board of Education whose terms run until April 2016 are David Karem of Louisville, Leo Calderon of Highland Heights and Trevor Bonnstetter of Mayfield. Robert L. King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, serves as an ex-officio member.

Gubernatorial appointees to the state board of education must be confirmed by the state Senate during its next session. Appointments are tied to the boundaries of the state’s supreme court boundaries.

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