People News Roundup
Former Gov. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee has received the Education Commission of the States' 1988 James Bryant Conant Award for "outstanding contributions to education in the United States.''
Mr. Alexander, who was recently named president of the University of Tennessee, is the eighth recipient of the honor, which was established in 1977. "I can think of no other state policy leader who has had more impact,'' said John Ashcroft, Governor of Missouri and chairman of E.C.S. "His influence is being felt not only in state policy but also in national policy.''
Chairman of the National Governors' Association in 1985, Mr. Alexander oversaw the development of the governors' report "Time for Results.''
David W. Hornbeck, Maryland's state superintendent of schools, will serve as visiting professor of education and public policy at the Johns Hopkins University after he steps down from his current post on June 30. The following year, he plans to join the Washington law firm of Hogan and Hartson, which represents numerous school boards and other education clients. According to the firm, he will become a partner on July 1, 1989.
Andrew E. Jenkins, a 27-year employee of the District of Columbia public schools, last week was selected as the system's new superintendent.
Mr. Jenkins has been acting superintendent of the district since February, when Floretta D. McKenzie stepped down to form an education consulting business. The board chose the insider over Richard Hunter, former superintendent of the Richmond, Va., schools. Mr. Hunter is also a candidate for the superintendency in Baltimore, Md., and Birmingham, Ala.
Mr. Jenkins's three-year contract includes an $85,000 annual salary as well as an unusual list of specific objectives that the board expects him to meet, with an emphasis on reductions in the district's bureaucracy.