Mike Green named president of state school board

Untitled-1Members of the West Virginia Board of Education elected Morgantown businessman (and West Virginia Focus columnist) Mike Green as their new president on Thursday.

Green, who previously served as the board’s vice president, takes over for former president Gayle Manchin, whose nine-year term on the board ends this year. Manchin was elected to her two-year term in 2013.

Then-Governor Joe Manchin appointed Green to the state school board in 2009.

According to a West Virginia Department of Education press release, Green earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Boston University and a master’s degree in numerical science from Johns Hopkins University. He began his career in 1969 as a mathematician, cryptanalyst, and software developer at the National Security Agency. He then had a long career in the private sector working for a variety of tech companies.

He currently serves on the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation board, the West Virginia Angel Investment Network board, and several boards at West Virginia University. He is also chairman of the West Virginia Growth Investment, which provides mentorship and capital to worthy entrepreneur and early-stage businesses.

Green and his wife Diane have four children and eight grandchildren. Click here to read the column he wrote for our March/April issue.

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