WASB Region 4 Director Election
October 12, 2021
For WASB governance purposes, the state is divided into 15 regions. Each member school board has one vote for its regional representative to the board of directors. Directors are elected for three-year terms. The board of directors is charged with the overall management of the affairs, funds and property of the association.
WASB Director Election
Eileen is the mother of five children and 13 grandchildren. She has been a member of the Cornell School Board for 16 years and has been Board Clerk for 15 years.
She has worked at the Citizens State Bank as a Loan Processor for 29 years.
She has served her community in several public service positions. She has been a member of the CESA 10 Board of Control and has served as a Sunday School teacher for 30 years and Sunday School Superintendent for 15 years. Along with her family, she is very active in the local 4-H.
Eileen has also attended several WASB events. She has been a committee member on the WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee as well as served as the delegate for the Delegate Assembly from her district. She has achieved Level 5 in the WASB Board Development Program.
The father of three, Alan has been a member of the River Falls School Board for 13 years- currently serving at Board Clerk. He is Associate Vice Chancellor Emeritus at UW-River Falls and has spent the last ten years as the Director of the Center for Leadership Studies at Augsburg University. His career has been one of engagement in educational issues at all levels. An experienced board member, he has served in leadership positions with several state and national education organizations. Alan is a frequent presenter at regional and national forums related to education (including three WASB Annual Meetings) and has a special interest in community leadership.
Alan’s guiding principle as a board member is to advocate for all students and families. That’s our job. He has worked with state and national lawmakers and is dedicated to encouraging bipartisan/nonpartisan solutions for our schools. He is a consensus builder who is proud of his board’s ability to work together constructively even when they disagree.