Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fallin Names Two To Education Seats

Governor Fallin today named two education board selections.

Involved are seats on the State Board of Career and Technology Education and the Board of Regents for Tulsa Community College (TCC).

The governor appointed Karl L. Meyers to the Career and Technology board and Masoud Moazami to the TCC regents.

Each appointment requires Senate confirmation.

“These individuals are leaders in their fields and are committed to ensuring our vocational system and colleges provide quality education and training to our students,” Fallin said.

Karl L. Meyers of Warner is the owner of Tissue Converting Services, a manufacturing consulting firm, and operates a cattle ranch. He previously served as operating vice president of Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Meyers has served on the board of directors for Oklahoma Career Tech and on industry advisory councils for Connors State College, Northeastern State University and the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He also served on the board of directors and executive committee of the Oklahoma State Chamber. Meyers earned an MBA from Northeastern State University, where he was named “Alumni of the Year” in 2000 by the College of Business and Industry. He will serve a six-year term and is replacing Nevyle Cable.

Masoud Moazami of Tulsa is the president and founder of Effective Teaching Learning Institute, Inc., a company that provides training and development programs for people with developmental disabilities. Moazami previously served as an instructor of psychology at Northeastern State University and worked as a psychiatric counselor at both the Tulsa Community Group Home and St. John’s Medical Center. He also worked as a psychologist at the Hissom Memorial Center and as a field representative for the Department of Human Services. He has published professional articles on therapy and teaching techniques. Moazami holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and special education and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, both from Northeastern State University. He is serving a seven-year term and is replacing Talia Shall.

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