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Governor Huntsman Appoints New Member to the Utah State Board of Education

News Release
August 18, 2005

Salt Lake City, Utah*Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., is pleased to announce the appointment of Randall Mackey to serve on the Utah State Board of Education. Mackey is a graduate of the University of Utah where he earned a degree in Economics. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University and law degrees from Columbia University and Oxford University.

Mackey has served as Trustee and Chairman of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). He has been active in education and community affairs. He was also a member of the Huntsman transition committee for education policy.

"Randall's experience with higher education in business, law and at SLCC make him perfectly suited to contribute toward efforts aimed at improving Utah's public schools," said Governor Huntsman. "He will continue our goal of strengthening public education with a seamless and focused pre-school through college (P-16) strategy that prepares all students for the workforce of tomorrow via a sustained rigorous and relevant curriculum."

Mackey replaces John Pingree who recently resigned. His appointment is pending Senate confirmation. Mackey is a Utah native and is married with children.

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