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SBE president issues statement on Don Fisher death

State of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor
State Board of Education seal
CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
1430 N Street, Suite 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-319-0827
Fax: 916-319-0175

For Immediate Release
September 28, 2009

Contact:
Regina Wilson
916-319-0693

State Board of Education President Ted Mitchell Issues a Statement on Death of Gap Inc. Co-Founder Don Fisher

Sacramento-Ted Mitchell today issued the following statement regarding the death of Gap Inc. Co-Founder Don Fisher:

"On behalf of the State Board of Education I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the Fisher family as well as my thanks for sharing Don so generously with us and with the children of California and the nation. Don’s eight- year service to the State Board of Education resulted in countless policy changes that helped improve California's education system. Don’s commitment to education as the key to opportunity and a bulwark of our democracy stemmed from his own experiences and his belief in the potential of all children. I have lost a friend and a mentor; we have all lost a hero. We will all miss Don very much but we are comforted that his legacy will live on.”
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