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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)

Tommy Bice, State Superintendent of Education, Montgomery (2016)

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

Chuck Smith, Demopolis, Alabama (2019)

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Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, ex officio (Chair of the Board) (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, State Senator, Venice (2018)

Erik Fresen, State Representative, Miami (2016)

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

Joe H. Pickens, President, St. Johns River State College, Palatka (Vice Chair of the Board) (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)

Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University, Morehead (2016)

Mary Ann Blankenship, Executive Director, Kentucky Education Association (2018)

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

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

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Louisiana

John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, ex officio (2019)

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

John C. White, State Superintendent of Education, Baton Rouge (2015)

Sandra K. Woodley, former President, University of Louisiana System, Baton Rouge (2016)

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Maryland

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

Robert L. Caret, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, Adelphi (2016)

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

Jack R. Smith, Interim State Superintendent of Schools, Baltimore (2018)

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Mississippi

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

Terry Burton, State Senator, Newton (2016)

Videt Carmichael, State Senator, Meridian (2018)

Charles L. Harrison, Educational Consultant, The Excellence Group, Pontotoc (2013)

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North Carolina

Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, ex officio (2017)

Dan J. Forest, Lieutenant Governor, Raleigh (2016)

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)

Clark Jolley, State Senator, Edmond (2018)

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

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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)

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)

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

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

Chris B. Saxman, Executive Director, Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education, Staunton (2016)

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 (2016)

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

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