St. Catharine College Executive-Vice President Roger L. Marcum was recently named chairman of the Kentucky Board of Education. He follows David Karem, who has served as the board’s chair for the last three years.
Marcum has served on the board three years of his four-year term. He has served as board vice-chairman for the last three years.
He served as superintendent of Marion County public school system for 10 years and received the F.L. Dupree Outstanding Superintendent Award.
He is also the past president of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the Kentucky Association of School Councils and the Council for Better Education. He also previously served on the St. Catharine College Board of Trustees.
Jonathan “Jay” Parrent of Madisonville, who served as chairman of the nominating committee that approved Marcum’s appointment, told KSBA that Marcum would be a great chairman for the board.
“Roger has had such a distinguished career in education, has a great understanding of the issues and many positive professional relationships in the state will be a great asset to him in this leadership role,” Parrent told KSBA.
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