Three Finalists Selected for State Superintendent
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Board of Education’s superintendent selection committee has named three finalists for the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The full Board will interview the three on Oct. 8 and the Board intends to name a new superintendent at that time.
The finalists are:
- Gregory A. Hudnall, of Provo, associate superintendent for student services in the Provo School District.
- Martell Menlove, of Garland, deputy Utah state superintendent.
- Michael Sentance, of Concord, Mass., president of education reform strategies at the Tribal Group.
The finalists were chosen following interviews with semifinalist candidates conducted with representatives from the Utah State Board of Education, the Governor’s Office, Utah Legislature, public education groups including charter schools, superintendents, local school boards, principals, teachers, and parents, the Board of Regents, education deans, Utah’s applied technology colleges, business and commerce groups, the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee, the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation and the Utah State Office of Education.
The Board’s choice on Monday will succeed Larry K. Shumway who announced in September that he would retire on Jan. 1.
The Board will conduct interviews in a public meeting on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, before adjourning to a closed session to discuss the candidates.
Following the discussion, a vote will be taken by the Board in an open session to name the new superintendent. The open sessions will be available online at www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Webcast.aspx.