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Waldemar "Bill" Rojas has become the vice president of business development for contract schools at Advantage Schools Inc., a charter school management company based in Boston. Mr. Rojas was formerly superintendent of the Dallas and San Francisco school districts.

Michelle D. Young is the new executive director of the University Council for Educational Administration, a consortium of 60 research universities offering doctoral programs that supports school leadership research, policy initiatives, and program development.

Michelle D. Young

The council is based at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Ms. Young, 33, was previously an assistant professor of educational administration at the University of Iowa.

George R. Boggs took over as the new president of the Washington-based American Association of Community Colleges this month, replacing David Pierce, who retired after serving in the position for nine years. Mr. Boggs, 54, formerly was the president and superintendent of Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif.

The Center for Leadership in Education, based in Elyria, Ohio, has named Anna Marie Farnish its new executive director. Ms. Farnish was previously the acting executive director and the director of restructuring at the organization.

Mert Martens

The Close-Up Foundation, an Alexandria, Va.-based civic education organization, has named Mert Martens the vice president of outreach. Ms. Martens, 47, was the president of the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies.

—Michelle Galley

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Vol. 20, Issue 3, Page 2

Published in Print: September 20, 2000, as People in the News

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