Mike Rush, executive director for the State Board of Education since 2007, will become executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents in June.
Rush was a program manager for the Division of Professional-Technical Development in 1986. He was named administrator of that agency in 1997.
As State Board executive director, Rush helped improve the number of students taking dual-credit courses for both college and high school and worked to increased the state's college scholarship awards through the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship program.
“Mike Rush has been a leader in Idaho education for nearly 30 years,” said Emma Atchley, State Board president.
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The State Board has not announced a process for selecting a new executive director.