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Governing Board Spring 2014 Meeting

The REL Southwest Governing Board met on May 2, 2014, in Arkansas—home state of Dr. Gary Ritter, the Board chair. The meeting was hosted by board member Ms. Jackie Govan in the offices of the Arkansas Head Start Association, located in the historic Union Train Station in Little Rock.

Other board members who attended were Dr. Anya Dozier Enos, Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, and Dr. Norma Neely. Representing the REL Southwest were members of the Leadership Team, staff from Decision Information Resources Inc., and Dr. Chris Boccanfuso, our contracting officer representative with the Institute for Education Sciences.

Key agenda items were updates and feedback on current work, including the research agendas of our six research alliances and a needs-sensing discussion. The summer Board meeting will be held via teleconference on July 28, followed by a face-to-face meeting in Austin, Texas, in the fall.

Photo Gallery

Posed shot of six Governing Board members: Norma Neely, Jackie Dedman, Anya Dozier Enos, Chris Boccanfuso, Julian Vasquez Heilig, Gary Ritter   Shot of four attendees at table actively engaged in conversation: Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig; Dr. Darlene Brown, REL Southwest Needs Assessment and Collaboration Lead; Dr. Norma Neely; Dr. Melissa Dodson, REL Southwest Deputy Director

From left (front): Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, Dr. Gary Ritter; (back): Dr. Norma Neely, Ms. Jackie Dedman, Dr. Anya Dozier Enos, Dr. Chris Boccanfuso

 

From left: Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig; Dr. Darlene Brown, REL Southwest Needs Assessment and Collaboration Lead; Dr. Norma Neely; Dr. Melissa Dodson, REL Southwest Deputy Director

Wide shot of several people at table engaged in conversation: Ms. Jackie Dedman; Dr. Michael Vaden-Kiernan, REL Southwest Director of Research & Evaluation; Dr. Chris Boccanfuso; Dr. Vicki Dimock; REL Southwest Director   Wide shot of several people at table engaged in conversation: Dr. Melissa Dodson, Dr. Gary Ritter, Dr. Vicki Dimock, Ms. Sandy Rodriguez, Dr. Chris Boccanfuso

From right: Ms. Jackie Dedman; Dr. Michael Vaden-Kiernan, REL Southwest Director of Research & Evaluation; Dr. Chris Boccanfuso; Dr. Vicki Dimock; REL Southwest Director

 

From left: Dr. Melissa Dodson, Dr. Gary Ritter, Dr. Vicki Dimock, Ms. Sandy Rodriguez, Dr. Chris Boccanfuso

Close up of Dr. Anya Dozier Enos speaking   Close up of Dr. Gary Ritter and Dr. Vicki Dimock listening and taking notes

Dr. Anya Dozier Enos

 

Dr. Gary Ritter (left) and Dr. Vicki Dimock