Lunceford Takes Oath As West U’s HISD Trustee

January 14, 2010

Mike Lunceford was sworn in this morning as the trustee representing West University Place and surrounding areas for the Houston Independent School District. He will officially get down to business today at 5 p.m. during his first Board of Education meeting as the District 5 trustee.

Lunceford secured his seat in the November elections with 69 percent of the vote, and he now replaces Dianne Johnson, who opted not to run for re-election.

The new trustee is a petroleum engineer and a native Texan who attended HISD’s McNamara and Elrod Elementary Schools, Fondren Middle School and Westbury High School. His own two children also graduated from HISD schools and are now attending college.

As an active school volunteer for the past 16 years, Lunceford is committed to improving the academic growth of all HISD students. Before being elected to the board, Lunceford also served as a member of HISD’s bond oversight committee.

“I am honored that the voters in District Five decided to allow me to look after the education of their children and I look forward to representing my constituents and striving to make HISD the best school district in the country,” said Lunceford in a statement.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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