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Board

The Board includes the governor and four gubernatorial appointees from each member state, including at least one state legislator and one educator. The Legislative Advisory Council of legislators from each state advises the Board. 

Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, 2016-17 SREB Chair

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Alabama

Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, Montgomery, ex officio (2019)

Alan Baker, State Representative, Brewton (2017)

Caroline Novak, President, A+ Education Partnership, Montgomery (2018)

Michael Sentance, State Superintendent of Education, Montgomery (2020)

Chuck Smith, Demopolis, Alabama (2019)

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Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, ex officio (2019)

Joyce Elliott, State Senator, Little Rock (2020)

Teresa Inman, Media Specialist, Paris (2019)

Johnnie Roebuck, former State Representative, Arkadelphia (2017)

Donnie Whitten, School Superintendent of Arkadelphia (2018)

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Delaware

Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware, Dover, ex officio (2017)

Steven H. Godowsky, Secretary of Education, Wilmington (2017)

Robert W. Rescigno, Assistant Professor, Wilmington University, Milford (2019)

Darryl M. Scott, Former State Representative, Dover (2016)

David P. Sokola, State Senator, Newark (2018)

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Florida

Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, Tallahassee, ex officio (2019)

Nancy C. Detert, former State Senator, Venice (2018)

Erik Fresen, former State Representative, Miami (2016)

John Legg, former State Senator, New Port Richey (2017)

Joe H. Pickens, President, St. Johns River State College, Palatka (2015)

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Georgia

Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, Atlanta, ex officio (2019)

Matt Arthur, Deputy Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia (2017)

Terry England, State Representative, Auburn (2016)

Erin Hames, Atlanta, (2019)

Jack Hill, State Senator, Reidsville (2018)

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Kentucky

Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky, Frankfort, ex officio (2019)

Derrick W. Graham, State Representative, Frankfort (2019)

Alesa G. Johnson, Associate Dean Workforce Solutions, Somerset Community College, Somerset (2018)

Joseph U. Meyer, former Secretary, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Frankfort (2017)

Mardi Montgomery, Director of Policy and Legislation, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Somerset (2020)

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Louisiana

John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, ex officio (2019) Chair of the SREB Board

Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, New Orleans (2018)

Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge (2020)

Francis C. Thompson, State Senator, Delhi (2017)

John C. White, State Superintendent of Education, Baton Rouge (2019)

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Maryland

Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, Annapolis, ex officio (2019)

Gail H. Bates, State Senator, West Friendship (2019)

Robert L. Caret, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, Adelphi (2020)

James D. Fielder, Secretary of Higher Education, Baltimore (2017)

Jack R. Smith, Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools, Rockville (2018)

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Mississippi

Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi, Jackson, ex officio (2016)

Terry Burton, State Senator, Newton (2020)

Videt Carmichael, State Senator, Meridian (2018)

Mimmo Parisi, Professor and Director, National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center, Mississippi State University, Jackson (2017)

Laurie Smith, Education and Workforce Development Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, Jackson (2019)

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North Carolina

Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, ex officio (2021)

Tamara Barringer, State Senator, Cary (2020)

Brandon Gosey, Member, Rutherford County School Board, Ellenboro (2019)

Linda P. Johnson, State Representative, Kannapolis (2017)

Dr. Adeniyi Ojutiku, Associate Professor of Health Education, Raleigh (2018)

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Oklahoma

Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, ex officio (2019)

Tom Friedemann, Superintendent/CEO, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City (2016)

Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City (2019) Vice Chair of the SREB Board

Jennifer Monies, Executive Director, Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative, Oklahoma City (2017)

Michael Rogers, State Representative, Broken Arrow (2018)

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South Carolina

Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, Columbia, ex officio (2019)

Melanie Barton, Executive Director, Education Oversight Committee, Elgin (2014)

Nikki G. Setzler, State Senator, West Columbia (2013)

Molly Spearman, State Superintendent, Columbia (2019)

Mitchell M. Zais, former State Superintendent of Education, Columbia (2016)

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Tennessee

Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, ex officio (2019)

Harry Ray Brooks, State Representative, Knoxville (2014)

Beth Cox, Sumner County School Board member, Hendersonville (2016)

Krissy DeAlejandro, Executive Director, tnAchieves, Knoxville (2017)

L. Anthony Wise, President, Pellissippi State College, Knoxville (2019)

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Texas

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Austin, ex officio (2019)

Jimmie Don Aycock, State Representative, Killeen (2017)

Daniel H. Branch, former State Representative, Dallas (2015)

Rob Eissler, former State Representative, The Woodlands (2016)

Michael L. Williams, former Commissioner of Education, Austin (2014)

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Virginia

Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, ex officio (2018)

Leanna Blevins, Acting Executive Director, New College Institute, Martinsville (2020)

R. Edward “Edd” Houck, former State Senator, Spotsylvania (2019)

Janet D. Howell, State Senator, Reston (2018)

Glenda R. Scales, Associate Dean of Global Engagement and Chief Technology Officer, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg (2017)

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West Virginia

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor of West Virginia, Charleston, ex officio (2017)

Thomas W. Campbell, State Board of Education member, Lewisburg (2017)

Paul Hill, Chancellor, Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston (2020)

Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington (2018) Treasurer of the SREB Board

Roman W. Prezioso Jr., State Senator, Fairmont (2019)