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State Board News Release January 13, 2006

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2006

Contact: Paul Seave

State Board of Education Appoints
Executive Director Roger Magyar

Sacramento - The State Board of Education voted this week to appoint Roger Magyar as Executive Director.   

“Roger is highly regarded and well respected for his thoughtfulness and constructive contributions to educational policy development in the legislative process. The State Board is very pleased that Roger has agreed to serve as its Executive Director,” said Board President Glee Johnson.

Magyar, 61, of Sacramento, has served as policy consultant for the Assembly Republican Caucus since 1989. In this position he has focused on legislation affecting K-12 and higher education, education funding issues, and fiscal policies relating to state personnel and retirement.

From 1987-89, Magyar was an editor of books on economic development policy in emerging countries, and from 1985-87, he served as director of education policy studies for the Sequoia Institute. Magyar was the Republican nominee in the 17th State Senatorial District election in 1984. In 1983, he was the state director of the Parents Choose Quality Education campaign. From 1975-83, Magyar was an instructor of economics, accounting, statistics, and management at Sacramento City College, and from 1972-74, he served as a special assistant for Governor Ronald Reagan.

Magyar served as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps from 1969-72. He earned his master’s in business administration from the Harvard Business School in 1968, and received his bachelor’s degree from Occidental College in 1966.

 The compensation for this position is $118,284.    

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