GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Governor Haley Barbour just announced that John R. Kelly has been appointed to the Mississippi State Board of Education. His term will begin July 1 and the term will expire on June 30, 2020. He must also be confirmed by the State Senate.
The State Board of Education is made up of nine members all selected by the governor. The board is designed to manage and invest school funds and to formulate education policies. Kelly is currently Gulfport's chief administrative officer and oversees the day-to-day operations of city departments.
"Dr. Kelly's broad range of experience will be an asset to the Board of Education," Gov. Barbour said. "Education is the No. 1 economic development and quality of life issue in our state, and Dr. Kelly's service will be vital in helping shape our education initiatives for the future."
David Elliot will have an interview with him on the 4 O'Clock show today.