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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

Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, Montgomery, ex officio (2019)

Alan Baker, State Representative, Brewton (2021)

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

Ed Richardson, former 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) 

Bill Gossage, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, Little Rock (2022)

Lori Griffin, Principal, Ballman Elementary School, Fort Smith (2021)

Teresa Inman, District Instructional Technology Coordinator, Paris (2019)

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Delaware

John Carney, Governor of Delaware, Dover, ex officio (2021)

Susan S. Bunting, Secretary of Education, Wilmington (2021)

Robert W. Rescigno, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs, Wilmington University, Milford (2019)

Darryl M. Scott, Former State Representative, Dover (2020)

David P. Sokola, State Senator, Newark (2022)

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Florida

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

Karin Hoffman, Vice President, Sonshine Educational Tours, Coral Springs (2020)

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

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

Rene Plasencia, State Representative, Orlando (2022)

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Georgia

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

Matt Arthur, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia, Atlanta (2021)

Terry England, State Representative, Auburn (2020)

Jack Hill, State Senator, Reidsville (2018)

Fran Millar, State Senator, Dunwoody (2019)

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Kentucky

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

Laura Arnold, Director of Workforce Development, Nelson County Public Schools, Bardstown (2022)

John “Bam” Carney, State Representative, Campbellsville (2021)

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

Mardi Montgomery, Executive Director, Kentucky Board of Education, Frankfort (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 (2021)

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 (2021)

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

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Mississippi

Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi, Jackson, ex officio (2020)

Terry Burton, State Senator, Newton (2020)

Videt Carmichael, State Senator, Meridian (2022)

Mimmo Parisi, Professor and Director, National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center, Mississippi State University, Starkville (2021)

Pat Ross, 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)

Graig R. Meyer, State Representative, Chapel Hill (2021)

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)

Chad Caldwell, State Representative, Enid (2022)

Tom Friedemann, Superintendent/CEO, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City (2020)

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

Jennifer Monies, Executive Director, Oklahoma Achieves, Oklahoma City (2021)

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South Carolina

Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, Columbia, ex officio (2019)

Rita Allison, State Representative, Lyman (2020)

Melanie Barton, Executive Director, Education Oversight Committee, Elgin (2018)

Nikki G. Setzler, State Senator, West Columbia (2021)

Molly Spearman, State Superintendent, Columbia (2019)

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Tennessee

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

Beth Cox, Hendersonville (2020)

Eddie Smith, State Representative, Knoxville (2022)

Mark White, State Representative, Memphis (2021)

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

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Texas

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

Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, San Antonio Independent School District (2019)

Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, Austin (2018)

Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, Austin (2021)

Larry Taylor, State Senator, Friendswood (2020)

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Virginia

Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, ex officio (2022)

Leanna Blevins, 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 for Global Engagement and Chief Technology Officer, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg (2021)

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West Virginia

Jim Justice, Governor of West Virginia, Charleston, ex officio (2021)

Thomas W. Campbell, President, State Board of Education, Lewisburg (2021)

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

Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington (2022) Treasurer of the SREB Board

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