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Anne Campbell, commissioner of education in Nebraska for the past eight years, resigned on Jan. 1.

The best decision she made during her tenure in office, she said, was to turn down an offer to become U.S. Secretary of Education in the Reagan Administration, a position subsequently filled by Terrel H. Bell.

"I do believe in loyalty, but I also believe in differences of opinion," Ms. Campbell, a long-time Republican, said. Ms. Campbell has not said what her future professional plans are.


Harry R. Winkler, president of the University of Cincinnati, has been elected chairman of the College Board. He will serve through 1984 as the leader of the membership organization of 2,500 secondary schools, colleges, and education agencies. Mr. Winkler has been a member of the organization's board of trustees since 1979 and has served as vice-chairman since 1980.


Gene R. Carter, a top administrator in the Norfolk, Va., school system, last week was named superintendent of the 120,000-student Baltimore public schools.

Mr. Carter, who is black, will take over a system facing serious financial problems and a continuing busing controversy. For the last 18 years, he has worked for the Norfolk district, where he was an assistant principal, acting principal, director of secondary education, and, since 1978, assistant superintendent of schools.

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