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Dewayne A. Matthews

The Education Commission of the States has hired Dewayne A. Matthews, the former director of programs and services for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, to be the organization's vice president for state services. Beginning this month, Mr. Matthews, 50, will coordinate efforts by the ecs to provide services and products to state education officials.

Established in 1965, the Denver-based ECS is a national, nonprofit organization that helps state legislators and education officials develop policies to improve education.

Samuel J. Meisels

Samuel J. Meisels is the new president of the Chicago-based Erikson Institute, which was started in 1966 to advance understanding of child development and learning. Mr. Meisels, 55, served as a professor and research scientist at the University of Michigan's school of education before accepting his new job, which he began this month. The institute's board of trustees selected him after Barbara T. Bowman, 72, one of the founders of the institute and its president since 1994, announced her intention to step down.

State schools Superintendent Jaime A. Molera of Arizona has tapped David R. Garcia to be the state's associate superintendent for standards and accountability. Mr. Garcia, 31, will oversee the state's program of standardizedtesting and will monitor other matters related to student achievement and school accountability. Before his appointment last month, Mr. Garcia was the director of research and policy for the Arizona Department of Education.

—Marianne Hurst

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Vol. 20, Issue 40, Page 2

Published in Print: June 13, 2001, as People in the News

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