Governor appoints Hannaford to Education Advisory Committee

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Governor appoints Hannaford to Education Advisory Committee

 Dr. Bo Hannaford
Dr. Bo Hannaford, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has been selected by Gov. Mary Fallin to serve on her Governor’s Education Advisory Committee.

Committee members include representatives of K-12 schools, career technology centers, and colleges and universities. The committee will advise the governor on education policy and aid in the development and implementation of the governor’s “Oklahoma Works” initiative.

The new initiative, announced in Fallin’s State of the State Address, seeks to develop local partnerships between the public and private sector to ensure students have access to the education and training they need to find good paying jobs after graduation.

“Nothing is more important to Oklahoma’s future than boosting educational attainment and ensuring our students get the education they need to succeed in the workforce,” Fallin said. “Supporting that effort will take input from a wide variety of educators. We want to make sure that K-12 schools, CareerTech and higher education all have a seat at the table as we work to improve educational outcomes.”

Hannaford brings a unique perspective to the committee. In addition to his experience as an academic administrator at the university level, he also served as a secondary teacher and administrator.

Fallin selected six representatives from higher education to serve on the committee, including four presidents and two deans. Twelve superintendents from across Oklahoma will represent common education and six superintendents will serve CareerTech.