About - 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. Delaware Governor John Carney, right, is 2021-22 SREB chair.





Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, Montgomery, ex officio (2023)

Alan Baker, State Representative, Brewton (2025) Executive Committee member

Terri Collins, State Representative, Decatur (2023)

Mark Dixon, President, A+ Education Partnership, Montgomery (2022)

Eric Mackey, State Superintendent of Education, Montgomery (2024)



Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, ex officio (2023)

Joyce Elliott, State Senator, Little Rock (2020) Executive Committee member

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 (2023)



John Carney, Governor of Delaware, Dover, ex officio (2025) Chair of the SREB Board

Susan S. Bunting, Secretary of Education, Wilmington (2025)

Robert W. Rescigno, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs, Wilmington University, Milford (2023)

Darryl M. Scott, former State Representative, Dover (2024)

David P. Sokola, State Senator, Newark (2022) Executive Committee member



Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, Tallahassee, ex officio (2023)

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

T. Patterson Maney, State Representative, Shalimar (2021)

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

Rene Plasencia, State Representative, Orlando (2022)



Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia, Atlanta, ex officio (2023)

Matt Arthur, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Atlanta (2025)

Greg Dozier, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia, Atlanta (2023) Executive Committee member

Terry England, State Representative, Auburn (2024)

Blake Tillery, State Senator, Vidalia (2022)



Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, Frankfort, ex officio (2023)

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

Ruth Ann Palumbo, State Representative, Lexington (2025)

Felicia Cumings Smith, US Regions Senior Director, National Geographic Society, Frankfort (2024) Executive Committee memberVice Chair of the SREB Board

Nancy Tate, State Representative, Brandenburg (2023)



John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, ex officio (2024) 

Preston “Cade” Brumley, State Superintendent of Education, Baton Rouge (2023)

Jason Hughes, State Representative, New Orleans (2025)

Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education, Baton Rouge (2022) Executive Committee member

Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge (2024)



Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, Annapolis, ex officio (2023)

John D. “Jack” Bailey, State Senator, Mechanicsville (2023)

Gail H. Bates, Member, State Board of Education, West Friendship (2022)

James D. Fielder, Secretary of Higher Education, Baltimore (2025) Executive Committee member

Jay Perman, Chancellor, University System of Maryland (2024)



Tate Reeves, Governor of Mississippi, Jackson, ex officio (2024)

Richard Bennett, State Representative, Long Beach (2022)

Dennis DeBar, Jr., State Senator, Leakesville (2024)

Holly Spivey, Head Start Collaboration Director and Education Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, Jackson (2023)

Dr. Carey Wright, State Superintendent of Education, Jackson (2025) Executive Committee member


North Carolina

Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, ex officio (2025)

Elease Frederick, retired Superintendent, Enfield (2023)

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

Shirley Prince, Executive Director, North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals Association, Wilmington (2022) Executive Committee member

Gladys A. Robinson, State Senator, Greensboro (2024)



Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, ex officio (2023)

Chad Caldwell, State Representative, Enid (2022)

Allison D. Garrett, Chancellor, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City (2023) 

Jennifer Monies, Member, State Board of Education, Oklahoma City (2025)

Adam Pugh, State Senator, Edmond (2024)


South Carolina

Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, Columbia, ex officio (2023)

Rita Allison, State Representative, Lyman (2020)

Melanie Barton, Education Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, Columbia (2022)

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

Molly Spearman, State Superintendent, Columbia (2019)



Bill Lee, Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, ex officio (2023)

Randy Dowell, Executive Director, KIPP Nashville (2024)

Eddie Smith, former State Representative, Knoxville (2022)

Mark White, State Representative, Memphis (2021) Executive Committee member

L. Anthony Wise, President, Pellissippi State College, Knoxville (2023)



Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, Austin, ex officio (2023)

Harrison Keller, Commissioner of Higher Education, Austin (2021) Executive Committee member

Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, San Antonio Independent School District (2023)

Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, Austin (2022)

Larry Taylor, State Senator, Friendswood (2024)



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

Janet D. Howell, State Senator, Reston (2022) Executive Committee member

Keesha Jackson-Muir, Principal, Braddock Elementary School, Annandale (2024)

Javaid Siddiqi, President and CEO, The Hunt Institute, Midlothian (2025)

Dietra Y. Trent, Interim Vice President for Compliance, Diversity and Ethics and Senior Advisor to the President, George Mason University, Chesterfield (2023)


West Virginia

Jim Justice, Governor of West Virginia, Charleston, ex officio (2025)

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

Robert H. Plymale, State Senator, Huntington (2022) Executive Committee memberTreasurer of the SREB Board

Roman W. Prezioso Jr., former State Senator, Fairmont (2023)

Sarah Armstrong Tucker, Chancellor, Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston (2020)