West school briefs: Perpich Center gets new board members

  • Article by: Kim McGuire
  • Star Tribune
  • July 16, 2013 - 3:18 PM


Perpich Center gets new board members

Gov. Mark Dayton has announced the selection of three new board members for the Perpich Center for Arts Education and the reappointment of current board member Steve Daly.

The new members are:

• Thomas Adams of Osseo, who has been the chief executive of African American Family Services since July, 2012. He served as acting director of the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools in Atlanta from 2005 to 2012 and was vice president of education at Summit Academy in Minneapolis from 1999 to 2003.

• Susan Mau Larson of Oak Park Heights, who has been director of public affairs at LifeSource since 2001. From 1997-2001, she served as public relations director for Parker Hughes Institute of Roseville.

• Christopher Paul of Eagan, who has been working as an independent attorney since 2009.


Workshop is for school board prospects

Hopkins Public Schools is hosting a free school board pre-filing workshop for anyone who’s interested in running. It’s set for Tuesday, July 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Eisenhower Community Center.

The workshop will provide citizens an opportunity to understand the role of the school board and the election process. There also will be time for potential candidates to ask questions and interact with current board members.

This year, three school board members are up for re-election: Susan Wootten, Betsy Anderson and Warren Goodroad.

To be eligible, candidates must be at least 21 and must be an eligible voter and a resident who has lived in the school district for at least 30 days.

Those interested can file at Hopkins Public Schools’ district office at 1001 Hwy. 7 in Hopkins between July 30 and Aug. 13. There is a $2 filing fee. The deadline to withdraw is Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Call 952-988- 4001 for additional information.

If you wish to attend the pre-filing workshop, RSVP by contacting Bobbi McLaird at or at 952-988-4021.


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