October 20, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
- Carol J. Galante - Assistant Secretary and Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development
- David J. Chard - Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences
- Larry V. Hedges - Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences
- Hirokazu Yoshikawa - Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences
President Obama said, "I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this Administration, and I'm confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years."
Dr. David J. Chard, Nominee for Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences
Dr. David J. Chard is the Leon Simmons Endowed Dean and a professor at the Southern Methodist University's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, positions he has held since 2007. Dr. Chard served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Special Education at the University of Oregon from 2003 to 2005. He also served as Associate Dean of the College of Education at the University of Oregon from 2005 to 2007, Director of Middle-Secondary Education at the University of Oregon from 2000 to 2003, and Director of Research and Evaluation of the Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts from 1997 to 2000. From 1986 to 1990, Dr. Chard served as a classroom teacher for the U.S. Peace Corps in Lesotho, Africa. He has served on a number of boards supporting high quality educational opportunities for children including as a member of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, member of the American Mathematical Association, and President for the Division for Research at the Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Chard holds a B.S. from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.
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