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Brown Taps Bruce Holaday as New SBE Member

July 19, 2012

On July 6, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Bruce Holaday, 59, of Oakland, as a member of the State Board of Education.

Holaday has been director of educational advancement at Wildlife Associates since 2010. He was director of Newpoint Tampa High School from 2009 to 2010 and director of the Oakland Military Institute (a college prep academy founded by Jerry Brown in 2001, when he was serving as Mayor of Oakland) from 2004 to 2009.

Holaday served in multiple positions at the Culver Academies from 1976 to 2004, including development director, director of summer programs and English teacher. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Holaday is a Democrat.

Holdaday’s appointment lifts the roster of SBE members to nine (including student member Caitlin Snell). Brown has let several SBE seats to remain vacant in recent months as he has concentrated on budget issues.

Source:  Governor's Press Office, EdBrief staff.