New TUSD board member appointed Friday
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima County School Superintendent Linda Arzoumanian has appointed University of Arizona economics lecturer Alexandre Sugiyama to serve on the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board.
The committee made its recommendations to Dr. Arzoumanian after interviewing all 54 applicants beginning on December 10, 2011.
Sugiyama was hired to fill the vacancy created when board member Judy Burns died earlier this year. The seat will be one of three that will be up for election in next November.
Dr. Sugiyama is a lecturer in the University of Arizona’s Department of Economics. A long-time Tucson resident, he earned both his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in economics prior to launching a post-graduate career in the financial industry. Dr. Sugiyama is motivated to serve on the TUSD
board by his two young daughters as well as a strong belief that “educational excellence allows for the American dream to continue for a new generation.”
Dr. Sugiyama will be sworn into office by Dr. Arzoumanian at the TUSD board meeting on Tuesday, January 3 at 5:30p.m. TUSD board meetings are held at TUSD Central Office, 1010 E. 10th St.
Dr. Arzoumanian would like to thank the five members of the community advisory committee – Tola Baker, Michele Harbour, Steve Holmes, Charles Weisel and Juan Ciscomani – for their important work and commitment to the process. Dr. Arzoumanian would also like to thank the 54 applicants for their desire to serve the TUSD community and to recognize the strength of the pool of candidates.
Photo courtesy: Alexandre Sugiyama UA Website