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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mayo new president of NEASC


NEW HAVEN - Superintendent of Schools Reginald Mayo was elected to the position of president-elect of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges at the organization’s 123rd annual meeting at Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel.

Mayo will assume the gavel on Dec. 4, 2009, and preside over the association throughout 2010, the association’s 125th year. NEASC has 1,962 member institutions throughout the six-state region and in 77 countries overseas.

Eleven New Haven schools are accredited members of NEASC. NEASC is headquartered in Bedford, Mass., and employees a staff of 41. The work of peer review is conducted by 6,200 trained volunteers who, in 2008, contributed 164,000 hours of professional service valued at $32,800,000.

Mayo has 36 years of experience in education, the last 16 as superintendent of the New Haven system.

NEASC Executive Director and CEO Jacob Ludes, III, said, "We are honored that Reggie Mayo has agreed to serve the region’s broader education community by leading NEASC. We are especially gratified that his term of office will include our vitally important 125th anniversary year."