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Mike Huckabee, the governor of Arkansas, has been elected the chairman of the Southern Regional Education Board.

Mike Huckabee

The Republican succeeds Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, a Democrat, who lost his gubernatorial re-election bid in November.

Mr. Huckabee, who is 48 and has served as governor since 1996, begins his term as SREB chairman next week.

His term will end this coming July, however. He is serving less than a year in the SREB post because of his commitment to take over that month as the chairman of the Denver-based Education Commission of the States.

The Atlanta-based SREB—which advises 16 Southern states on education policy—consists of 80 members, including the governor of each member state and four state leaders appointed to the board by each member state's governor.

David A. Ritchey recently became the executive director of the Association of Teacher Educators.

David A. Ritchey

Mr. Ritchey, 54, previously served as the director of government and public affairs for the Reston, Va.-based Association of School Business Officials International.

Located in Reston, Va., the Association of Teacher Educators provides research and professional development to its 2,500 members nationwide.

Robert C. Enlow has been named the executive director of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, which is a strong advocate for school choice programs.

Robert C. Enlow

Mr. Enlow, 37, has been with the Indianapolis-based foundation since its inception in 1996. Most recently, he served as the executive vice president for programs and development.

In his new position, Mr. Enlow will oversee the foundation's state programs, media relations, and fund raising.

—Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 23, Issue 16, Page 5

Published in Print: January 7, 2004, as People in the News

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