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Governor Appoints New Director of School Facilities Department

posted Nov 15, 2013, 8:50 AM by vfe_ets_veronica.harris@wyo.gov   [ updated Nov 15, 2013, 8:50 AM ]

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

September 17, 2013

******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov


Governor Appoints New Director of School Facilities Department


CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead has selected Bill Panos as the new Director of the Wyoming School Facilities Department. Panos is currently the City Manager in Eureka, California. He previously served as School Facilities Director in Washington State. The School Facilities Department is charged with making sure each Wyoming school district has adequate space to deliver quality education to students.

“Wyoming is committed to education. We proudly invest a tremendous amount of resources into our children – our most precious resource. We have spent more than $1 billion on building schools over the last decade, and there are many more projects in line. Bill has the right experience and the skills to work with school districts, the construction industry, community members and the Legislature to make sure state funds are spent efficiently maximizing our investment in students,” Governor Mead said.  

Panos plans to start work in Wyoming on November 4th.

“Every day in Wyoming more than 87,000 children go to neighborhood public schools. Delivering the right-sized, most fiscally responsible and educationally appropriate learning environments will best support student success,” Panos said. “It is a privilege to be appointed by Governor Mead and I look forward to the opportunity to serve the people of Wyoming.”

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