Morris Elected State Board President

July 13, 2000

J. D. Morris of Clay was elected president of the West Virginia Board of Education at the conclusion of its monthly meeting held today in Huntington.  

Jim McKnight of St. Marys was elected vice president and Sandra Chapman of Wheeling was elected secretary. Morris, who is president of the Clay County Bank, has served on the State Board since 1998 and as its secretary for the past year. The Clay County native served on the Clay County Board of Education for 27 years, 23 years as its president. He has also served as president of the West Virginia School Boards Association, past president of Group IV West Virginia Bankers Association and Central West Virginia Chapter Bank Administration Institute.  

President of Mountaineer Packaging Services, McKnight is also past president and CEO of Republic Container Company and Republic Filling and Distribution Company. He was appointed to the Board in 1995.  

Chapman has been in private law practice since 1983. She is a founding member of the West Virginia Council of School Attorneys and has served on the West Virginia Board of Education since 1996.  

The State Board meets monthly and schedules several of its meetings at locations across the state to give the public and educators opportunities to meet and dialog with members. The Board meets in August in Webster County.

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