Two Cincinnati Public Schools’ graduates were elected January 12 to lead the Cincinnati Board of Education in 2015.
The Board elected Alexander Kuhns as its president and Ericka Copeland-Dansby as vice president at the Board’s annual organizational meeting. Both Kuhns and Copeland-Dansby are graduates of CPS’ Walnut Hills High School.
Kuhns, an adjunct instructor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College who was elected to the Board in 2012, served as the Board’s vice president in 2013. Copeland-Dansby, a strategic consultant, was elected to the Board in January 2014.
In remarks following his unanimous selection as Board president, Kuhns said CPS will “continue to make giant strides toward our collective vision of being a community that ensures equitable access to a world-class education.”
“We are a Board that seeks aggressive progress toward our goals,” Kuhns said. “We are confident that … our district will proceed with unique innovative strategies, engaging its families and community partners with confidence that we are an exceptional district.”
The Board annually selects a president and a vice president from among its members to serve for the calendar year.