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The WVPEC is a non-partisan collaborative of diverse state and national leaders committed to championing public education at all levels through outreach and innovation, while engaging government, education and business leaders to rapidly respond to emerging issues. By creating a pipeline from educational and training opportunities to jobs, the WVPEC helps strengthen West Virginia's future workforce and economy.

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Bill Bissett

President of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA)

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Michele L. Blatt

State Superintendent of Schools, West Virginia

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Eddie Campbell

Superintendent of Schools, Monongalia County

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Melanie Claxton

Senior Program Officer, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

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Amelia Davis Courts

President and CEO, The Education Alliance

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Autumn Tooms Cyprès

Founding Dean of the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences

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Mike Green

State and National Business Leader

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Hank Hager

Counsel, West Virginia State Senate

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Paul Hardesty

President, State Board of Education

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Tarabeth Heineman

Executive Director, June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development

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General James Hoyer

Vice President for Economic Innovation, West Virginia University

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Donna Hoylman Peduto

Executive Director, WVPEC

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Erika Klose

Coordinator in the Office of Teaching and Learning, WV Department of Education

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Robert Mahaffey

Executive Director, Rural School and Community Trust; President, Organizations Concerned about Rural Education; Vice Chairman, Coalition for Community Schools

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Mark A. Manchin

Mark A. Manchin

President, Glenville State University

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David Mohr

Consultant to Education, West Virginia House of Delegates

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Dr. Avinandan (Avi) Mukherjee

Avinandan Mukherjee

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Marshall University

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Illah Nourbakhsh

Professor of Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

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Maryanne Reed Headshot

Maryanne Reed

Provost, West Virginia University

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Scott Rotruck

WVPEC Chair and Member, West Virginia State Board of Education

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Sara Payne Scarbro

Associate Vice President for Government Relations, Marshall University

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Sarah Armstrong Tucker

Chancellor, WV Community and Technical College System and WV Higher Education Policy Commission

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Rob Tudor

Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Shepherd University

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Frank Vitale

President and CEO, Forge Business Solutions

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Michael Waide

Michael Waide

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pierpont Community and Technical College

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