Joe Manchin today announced the appointment of Nancy Sturm and Jay Cole to serve in the Governor's Office in key advisory positions addressing educational issues.
...Ms. Sturm will serve as the state's education technology coordinator, overseeing efforts to make West Virginia a leading state in providing quality educational programming delivered through technologies, while Mr. Cole will serve as the governor's liaison for education policy.
and Nancy Sturm bring extensive experience to these key positions in my administration.
"I am so pleased that Jay
and Nancy have agreed to be part of our efforts.
...A native of Fairmont, Cole has served as Deputy Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts since 2001.He previously worked as an education researcher with the RAND Corporation, a research associate with the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, a policy analyst with the U.S. Department of Education and a coordinator of service-learning programs. He is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he was selected as a Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, and earned his master's degree from The Ohio State University.He
wife, Lisa, reside in Charleston.