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Former prisons chief is 1 of 2 new Ohio school board members

June 30, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio prisons director is one of two new appointees to the state school board that governs the Department of Education.

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Reginald Wilkinson to join the Ohio Board of Education for a term that runs through 2022.

Wilkinson led the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction from 1991 until he retired in 2006. The Columbus Dispatch reports he has since been involved with two nonprofit higher education groups.

DeWine also appointed Stephen Dackin to the board through 2020. A former public school district superintendent, Dackin is now superintendent of School and Community Partnerships at Columbus State Community College and is listed as a Thomas B. Fordham Institute trustee.

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