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Governor appoints Wynn to Education Board

By ThisIsReno

Governor Brian SandovalGOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE

CARSON CITY — Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Elaine Wynn to the state School Board of Education, effective January 8, 2013.

“Elaine has long been a vocal advocate for improving the delivery of education to our state’s children,” Governor Brian Sandoval said.  “From her service to our state as co-chair of the Education Reform Blue Ribbon Task Force to her continued work with students in the greater Las Vegas area, Elaine is a dedicated champion for education and I am pleased she has agreed to serve in this manner.”

Wynn, Director of Wynn Resorts since 2000, was appointed by then-Governor of Nevada Jim Gibbons as co-chair of the Education Reform Blue Ribbon Task Force in 2010. Wynn served as co-chair of the task force, created to submit a state application for the federal Race to the Top competition and make education reform recommendations to the state legislature.

She is the founding chairman of Communities In Schools of Nevada, the current Chairman of the national board of Communities In Schools, a Trustee of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a board member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a board member of the Library of Congress Trust Fund.

Born and raised in New York City, Wynn graduated from George Washington University in 1964 with a B.A. in Political Science. She resided in Washington D.C. before moving to Las Vegas in 1967.