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Janet Murguia has been named the executive director and chief operating officer of the National Council of La Raza. She will begin working for the council in March.

Janet Murguia

Ms. Murguia, 43, is leaving her position as the executive vice chancellor for university relations of the 26,800-student University of Kansas in Lawrence to join the council.

The council's executive directorship has been empty since 1974, when then-Executive Director Raul Yzaguirre was promoted to president and chief executive officer, the capacity in which he now serves.

The Washington-based National Council of La Raza is a private, nonprofit research and advocacy group that works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. It is involved in a number of education initiatives.

John A. Phillips

John A. Phillips recently became the vice president of marketing for Edison Schools Inc.

Mr. Phillips had served as the senior vice president of marketing and operations for the Mahwah, N.J.-based Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A. Inc. In his new position, Mr. Phillips, 42, will oversee all of Edison's marketing programs.

The New York City-based Edison Schools is a for-profit company that manages 130 schools and 200 summer schools across the country.

Sydell T. Carlton

Sydell T. Carlton has been elected the president of the International Association for Educational Assessment. Ms. Carlton, who began her two-year term last month, was formerly an assessment specialist for the Princeton, N.J.- based Educational Testing Service.

The International Association for Educational Assessment is an Internet-based organization that helps educational agencies around the world develop and apply educational testing techniques to improve the quality of education.

— Catherine A. Carroll

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Vol. 23, Issue 21, Page 5

Published in Print: February 4, 2004, as People in the News

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