New Mountain senator names Bill to board

    (AAPNW-WV) – “I want to express my thanks to Governor Manchin for his demonstration of faith in me by appointing me to the State Board of Education,” said Bill White.  “I consider this selection a true honor.  I look forward to working with my distinguished Board colleagues and I am eager to give my best effort to make K-12 Education in West Virginia second to none in the world.” Dr. William M. “Bill” White of Bluefield replaces Delores Cook, whose nine-year term ended on November 4.  “Delores has done a wonderful job throughout her nine-year term and I applaud the time she has spent toward improving education in West Virginia,” said Manchin.  

     As the founder and CEO of the Management Development Group, Inc. (MDG), a California corporation that specialized in organization development consulting, White is currently the dean of the Mountain State University School of Leadership and Professional Development (SLPD). 

He graduated from Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics.  In addition, he earned a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California, and a graduate certificate in Management and Leadership Education from Harvard, designed for academic deans and provosts.

     Some of Dr. White’s professional work was as a research chemist and executive in the pharmaceutical industry as well as several leadership positions in higher education.  He served as the president on the corporate advisory board for the Industrial Social Work Concentration for the Graduate School of Social Work and the University of California, including as a professor and course designer for the University of California at Davis for more than15 years.

     “The success of our education system relies on the quality of people who are at the forefront and I am confident that Bill White will be a great addition as a member of the State Board of Education,” said Gov. Manchin. “Bill has spent many years in both the business and education arena and I believe that his skill-set and expertise will help move 21st century education forward.”

     A resident of Bluefield, White also has a son who attends West Virginia State University in Institute.

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