Mathews Elected President of State Board of Education

July 16, 1999

Cleo P. Mathews of Hinton was elected president of the West Virginia Board of Education yesterday at the conclusion of its monthly meeting held at West Virginia University in Morgantown.  

Gary White of Gilbert was reelected vice president and J.D. Morris of Clay was elected secretary.  

Mathews has served on the state board since 1993 and served as president in 1996-97. She has been an educator for more than 40 years and has taught at the elementary, secondary and college level. Mathews is also secretary of the West Virginia School Building Authority and past vice president of the National Association of State Boards of Education.  

White, president and chief executive officer of International Industries Inc., has served on the State Board since 1994. Morris, president of the Clay County Bank, was appointed to the board in 1998.  

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

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