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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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Dr. Jason Best

Dr. Jason Best

Assistant Provost for Distance Education and Strategic Research Initiatives, a Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the Observatory Director at Shepherd University

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Bill Bissett

President and CEO - Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Tom Campbell

Member - West Virginia State Board of Education

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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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Deb Delisle

President - The Alliance for Excellent Education

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Mike Green

Local Businessman and Entrepreneur

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Hank Hager

Counsel - West Virginia State Senate

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Kimberly Hambrick

Director - ARCC Region 5

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Dr. Anthony Hancock

Dr. Anthony Hancock

Interim President for Pierpont Community & Technical College

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Donna Hoylman Peduto

Executive Director - WVPEC

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Erika Klose

Assistant Director - Office of Middle and Secondary 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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Gayle Conelly Manchin

Chair - WVPEC

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Erica Manor

Erica Manor

Program Coordinator - WVPEC

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Stan Maynard

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

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David Mohr

Consultant to Education - West Virginia House of Delegates

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Dr. Avinandan (Avi) Mukherjee

Dr. Avinandan Mukherjee

Interim Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marshall University

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Illah Nourbakhsh

Professor of Robotics - Carnegie Mellon University

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Maryanne Reed

Provost - West Virginia University

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Scott Rotruck

Member - West Virginia State Board of Education

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Jaime Taylor

Provost - 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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Frank Vitale

President and CEO - Forge Business Solutions

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