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College Board CEO and Top Defense Industry Executives Named to National Math and Science Board of Directors

November 26, 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors, including a leading voice in American education reform, David Coleman, the new President and CEO of the College Board, and two key executives from major defense corporations, Tom Arseneault, Executive Vice President of Product Sectors and Chief Technology Officer of BAE Systems, and Linda Mills, Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman Information Systems.

“NMSI will benefit immensely from the education expertise that David Coleman will bring to this organization and the business leadership that Linda Mils and Tom Arseneault can provide,” said Tom Luce, Chairman of the Board of NMSI. “They are prepared to take math and science education to new levels of achievement in the United States.”

  • David Coleman was named the President and CEO of the College Board, which administers the SAT and Advanced Placement programs, in fall 2012. Before joining the College Board, Coleman helped lead the development of the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. He is the co-founder of the nonprofit Student Achievement Partners, which played a leading role in developing the Common Core State Standards in math and literacy. He has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s “11 Education Activists for 2011.”
  • Tom Arseneault is the Executive Vice President of the Product Sectors and Chief Technology Officer of BAE Systems Inc., and a member of the BAE System Executive Committee. BAE Systems, a global defense and security company, delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. As Executive Vice President, Arseneault directs major operations in the U.S., Israel, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. As Chief Technology Officer, Arseneault oversees research and development and the application technology to meet the needs of BAE customers around the world.
  • Linda A. Mills is corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman’s Information System Sector. Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Mills oversees large-scale mission-critical systems and complex hardware and software products in areas such as command, control and communications; cyber security and identity management; homeland security; health, public safety and enterprise infrastructure; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and ground systems. She is also a member of the company’s corporate policy council.

About the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI): NMSI, a nonprofit organization, is transforming math and science education in the United States by replicating programs nationally that have documented success: the AP Training and Incentive Program (APTIP) to expand the number of high school students mastering college-level Advanced Placement* courses, the Laying the Foundation program to prepare middle school and high school students to succeed in Pre-AP and AP classes, and UTeach, a program to recruit and prepare college students to become qualified math, science and computer science teachers.

NMSI has received major funding support for its groundbreaking national initiatives from Exxon Mobil Corporation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, with additional support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Lockheed Martin Corporation. For more information, visit www.nationalmathandscience.org.

*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board.

Contact: Rena Pederson, NMSI Communications Director at (214) 345-1218 or rpederson@nationalmathandscience.org.

SOURCE National Math and Science Initiative


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