Texas Commissioner of Education to Speak May 8

April 25, 1996

WACO, Texas - Dr. Mike Moses, Texas Commissioner of Education, will speak at Baylor University's Department of Educational Administration final VIP Leadership Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Nominated from a field of more than 100 candidates, Moses was appointed by Gov. George W. Bush to the post of Texas' Commissioner of Education on March 1 and was confirmed by the Texas Senate on March 8.

As commissioner of education, Moses oversees a public education system consisting of 1,046 school districts, 6,343 campuses, 435,000 employees and 3.6 million schoolchildren.

A native of Longview, Moses earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin University and his doctorate in educational administration from East Texas State University.

In 1989 at age 37, Moses became the youngest person ever elected to serve as superintendent of the Lubbock Independent School District. He has received numerous honors during his career including Educator of the Year in both the Garland and LaMarque school districts and Superintendent of the Year in two of the state's education service center regions.

In October 1993, he was named to the Select Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of the Texas Education Agency.

Tickets for the luncheon are $11 each.

For reservations or more information, contact the Department of Educational Administration at (817) 755-3117 or by FAX at (817) 755-3265.

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