Haeger joins state Board of Education

President Haeger

Gov. Janet Napolitano has announced the appointment of NAU President John Haeger to the state Board of Education.

Haeger was confirmed at the state Senate this morning.

“President Haeger’s leadership at NAU will serve him well on the board,” Napolitano said. “He has demonstrated his commitment to education since his years as a professor and will add diversity and expertise to the board.”

Haeger’s six-year term began Jan. 15 and expires Jan. 17, 2011.

“I have gained valuable experience serving as chair of Governor Napolitano’s Committee on Teacher Quality and Support and as a member of the governor’s P-20 Council, which focuses on the continuum of education from preschool to post-graduate study,” Haeger said. “This experience will provide a solid foundation for my new role on the state Board of Education.”

In addition to serving on the Governor’s P-20 Council, he is a member of the board of directors of the Translational Genomics Institute.

“I am especially interested in promoting alignment of curriculum and goals among K-12 schools, the community colleges and the universities to ensure that our students are fully prepared to live and work in the 21st century,” Haeger said.