Last weekend, I reported Governor Carney nominated three new State Board of Education members and also nominated existing member Dr. Audrey Noble for President of the board. Due to health reason, Noble asked to be withdrawn from consideration. Instead, one of the three new State Board members Carney nominated was confirmed as the President yesterday.
Whitney Townsend Sweeney is the new President of the State Board of Education. As I reported the other day, Sweeney is an Investment Director at Schroders. She is a University of Delaware graduate and served on the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute. I don’t see much in terms of education background with Sweeney based on her LinkedIn profile. This will be interesting to see.
She will replace outgoing State Board President Dr. Dennis Loftus who resigned this month. As well, the two other nominees were confirmed by the Delaware Senate yesterday. They are former State Rep. Vincent Lofink and Candice Fifer. I look forward to meeting all three.
The General Assembly website does not indicate when Noble’s nomination for State Board President was withdrawn but shows it was introduced on 6/22/2018.