Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Reappoints State Rep. Jon Draud to Southern Regional Education Board

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 26, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Kenton County legislator to continue service on board

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has reappointed state Rep. Jon Draud, of Edgewood, to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

Draud is a leading authority on education in the Kentucky House, where he has served since 1998.  He is an associate professor of education and the director of school and university partnerships for Northern Kentucky University.  He also is former superintendent of the Ludlow Independent School District. 

Draud received a bachelor’s degree in history and social studies and a master’s degree in school administration from Eastern Kentucky University.  He also received a master’s in political science and history from Xavier University and a doctorate in school administration, curriculum design and public policy from the University of Cincinnati. 

Draud previously served on the Crestview Hills City Council and the Kenton County Board of Education.  In 2006, he received the Walter R. Dunlevy Frontiersman Award from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his life-long commitment to public service.

SREB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps government and education leaders in its 16 member states work together to advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region.  Member states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

SREB is governed by a board made up of the governor of each member state and four gubernatorial appointees, including at least one state legislator and one educator.  SREB is supported by appropriations from its member states and by funds from foundations and state and federal agencies.