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Governor McDonnell appoints Glenda Scales to education board

August 2, 2013

Glenda Scales

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech College of Engineering

Governor Bob McDonnell announced a number of appointments last week including Glenda R. Scales, Associate Dean of International Programs and Information Technology for the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, to the Southern Regional Education Board.

This board works with 16 member states to improve public education, from prekindergarten through postsecondary education. Member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Headquartered in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislators who recognized the link between education and economic vitality, according to its website.

Scales also serves as the director of the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program  at Virginia Tech, managing a state-wide distance learning program. It provides working scientists and engineers with access to exceptional graduate degree programs.

In 2003, Scales was a member of the core team responsible for launching System X, independently ranked on the Supercomputing Top 500 list as the fastest supercomputer at any academic institution and the third fastest in the world at that time.

Scales has a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in instructional technology from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in applied behavioral science from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Old Dominion University.

Written by Taylor Thornley Keeney