SREB President Search


The Executive Committee of the Southern Regional Education Board has launched a search for the organization’s next president, to succeed Dave Spence, who will retire in summer 2018.

Spence, 73, has served SREB as president since 2005, through a period of rapid growth. He led an intensified focus on college and career readiness, urging statewide policy and action to specify what students need to be prepared to succeed in postsecondary education. During his tenure, SREB convened 10 commissions of educators, state legislators and education leaders, who joined to recommend best policies and practices to address critical challenges in education from early childhood through college completion.

Spence informed the Board in June 2017 of his intention to retire this summer. The SREB Executive Committee serves as search committee, chaired by Chancellor Glen D. Johnson of Oklahoma, and hopes to announce a new president in June 2018. This search is being conducted by Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. View details on the SREB website.