Gayle Manchin

Gayle Manchin was the President of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). She is the President of the West Virginia State Board of Education and co-chair of the Globaloria-WV Advisory Board. Mrs. Manchin served as West Virginia's first lady from 2005-2010; a commissioner on the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service; the chairwoman of the Governor's Healthy Lifestyles Coalition and the West Virginia Citizen's Council on Children and Families; and as co-chair on the Governor's 21st Century Jobs Cabinet. She currently serves on the board of Vision Shared, as an Emeritus Member of The Education Alliance, a past president of the Vandalia Rotary Club of Charleston, and remains involved with the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, Children's Trust Fund, the Mountaineer Food Bank, and the Clay Center Board. As an educator, Mrs. Manchin has worked in Marion County Schools, was on the faculty of Fairmont State University in Developmental Education and was Director of the university's first Community Service Learning Program. In addition, Gayle serves on the advisory board of Horton's Kids in Washington, DC, and participates in International Club III with Senate and Ambassador's Spouses. In 2010, she was appointed by Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan to the FIPSE (Federal Improvement for Post-Secondary Education) Board.