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Governor Bevin Designates Four Non-Voting, Non-Member Advisors To Kentucky Board Of Education

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Gov. Matt Bevin has designated four non-voting, non-member advisors to the Kentucky Board of Education per his executive order signed on Friday. The non-voting, non-member advisors are:

  • Tracey Cusick, a parent of 10 children, engaged in community and education organizations, from Union, Ky. Cusick has an associate’s of applied science degree from the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse.
  • Kathy Gornik, co-founder and president of THIEL Audio, and chairman of Newton’s Attic, a non-profit educational organization focused on inspiring young people to pursue engineering, robotics and physics. Gornik holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton.
  • Wayne Lewis, an associate professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky, and the executive director of education policy and programs for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Lewis holds a bachelor’s from Loyola University New Orleans, master’s degree from the University of Akron, teaching certificate from the University of New Orleans, and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.
  • Joe Papalia, an entrepreneur and executive with broad engineering, manufacturing and sales experience, from Louisville, Ky. Papalia holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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