Steve R. Parsons is the new executive director of the Fairfax, Va.-based National Community Education Association.
Before joining the NCEA, Mr. Parsons, 62, spent 30 years as an associate professor in educational leadership and policy studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campuses in Blacksburg and Falls Church, Va. He is the author of several books, including Journey Into Community: Looking Inside the Community Learning Center, published last year.
The NCEA is a national organization with about 1,100 members that provides expertise and support for community education programs.
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A version of this article appeared in the January 19, 2005 edition of Education Week