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Pima County Superintendent appoints new TUSD Governing Board Member

Bruce Burke TUSD
Posted at 3:21 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 18:34:40-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams appointed a new TUSD Governing Board member Friday.

Williams named Bruce A. Burke as the person who will fill the vacancy left by Mark Stegeman, who resigned in October.

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Burke is a retired lawyer who served on the TUSD Governing Board from 2003-2010.

“After an extensive review process, Bruce Burke stood out as the candidate who most closely aligns with the TUSD governing board adopted mission, vision, and values. Bruce is highly respected in this community and has the experience that will ensure a smooth and effective transition for TUSD. Bruce is committed to serving all TUSD stakeholders while focusing on student learning and success,” said Superintendent Dustin J. Williams.

The position will be up for re-election in November 2020 for a four-year term.

Burke provided the following statement:

"I wish to express my appreciation and thanks to Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams for selecting me to fill the vacant seat on the TUSD Governing Board. It is an honor and privilege to serve.
I look forward to working with Superintendent Trujillo and all the members of the governing board to strengthen and improve the educational experience of every TUSD student.
I also want to thank Mark Stegeman for his many years of service on the governing board, and I wish him every success as he continues his life’s journey," Burke said.