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Nancy Keenan, Montana’s superintendent of public instruction, began a one-year term as president of the Council of Chief State School Officers at the group’s annual meeting, held in San Francisco Nov. 5-7. Peter McWalters, the state commissioner in Rhode Island, was named president-elect.

John T. MacDonald

In other news from the council, Executive Director Gordon M. Ambach announced the appointment of two education leaders to positions within the Washington-based organization. John T. MacDonald and Cheryl Z. Tibbals will become, respectively, a senior adviser and the director of the state leadership center, effective Jan. 1.

Cheryl Z. Tibbals

Before joining the CCSSO—a national council of state officials who lead departments of K-12 education—in 1993, Mr. MacDonald served as the assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education in the U.S. Department of Education from 1990 to 1993. Ms. Tibbals has served the CCSSO as assistant director of the state leadership center for the past two years. She previously worked as the state director of assessment development for Kentucky.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling has chosen a president-elect and a vice president for human relations for 2000-01.

Marybeth Kravets

Marybeth Kravets, a college consultant at Deerfield (Ill.) High School, will become president-elect of the 6,800-member association Jan. 1 and step up to its presidency in 2001. Victoria Valle, elected vice president for human relations, is the director of undergraduate admissions at Loyola University of Chicago and previously served as the director of admission and orientation services at Spelman College in Atlanta. The NACAC is an association of secondary school counselors and college admissions officers.

--Meghan Mullan

Vol. 19, Issue 12, Page 2

Published in Print: November 17, 1999, as People in the News

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