Wilma Brown, the president of the Toledo, Ohio, school board, has been tapped to chair the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Ms. Brown will complete the unexpired term of Franklin L. Smith, who stepped down as chairman after he was replaced earlier this month as the superintendent of the District of Columbia public schools. ("Retired Army General Is Named D.C. Superintendent," Nov. 20, 1996.)
The council's board is made up of the superintendent and a school board member from each of the 49 urban school districts that belong to the Washington-based organization.
Ms. Brown will lead the council's efforts to shape the vision of urban education through education policy and research as the group undertakes strategic planning.
New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has named Martin D. Raab the new president and chief executive officer of the city's school construction authority.
As the head of the independent agency created by the state legislature in 1988, Mr. Raab will oversee the design, construction, rehabilitation, and modernization of New York City's public schools.
Mr. Raab, a senior consultant with Haines Lundberg Waehler, a design firm in the city, will replace Barry E. Light, who stepped down as head of the agency in March.
California's state schools superintendent, Delaine Eastin, has appointed Karen Humphrey as her new senior adviser. Ms. Humphrey, a former mayor of Fresno, Calif., teaches women's studies at Fresno State University and is a consultant on public-policy issues. She is scheduled to start her new position in December. ... The College Board has named Arthur Doyle its new vice president for field services. Mr. Doyle is the former director of admissions at Boston College and joined the College Board in 1971. He will oversee the organization's regional and subregional offices. The New York City-based College Board administers the popular SAT college-entrance examination and the Advanced Placement program.
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