People in the News
Former National Education Association President Keith B. Geiger
has been appointed the 2001-02 Jones distinguished university professor
at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan.
Mr. Geiger, 61, who was appointed last month, recently served under the Clinton administration as a deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of State from 1997 to 2000. He served as NEA president from 1989 to 1996.
Mr. Geiger will work at the 5,500-student university for the fall 2001 semester while conducting research on how the influx of international students is affecting colleges and universities in Kansas.
Elizabeth A. Griffin is the new director of development for NetDay.
Ms. Griffin, 33, who was hired by the national nonprofit organization this summer, formerly served as the assistant director of development and public communications for information services at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
NetDay, which is based in Irvine, Calif., was initially an effort in the late 1990s to rally volunteers to help connect schools to the Internet. Its mission now is to help educators learn how to use technology to enhance student learning.
Gov. Gray Davis of California has tapped Luisa M. Park to be the executive officer of the state's office of public school construction.
Ms. Park, 44, who was appointed this month, has served as the interim executive officer for the agency since 1999.
As the executive officer, Ms. Park will be responsible for administering state programs that pay for school construction, site development, building maintenance, and portable classrooms. She will earn an annual salary of $96,671.
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