Former Ambassador Andrew Young Joins NetSchools Board of Directors.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 1999--
NetSchools Corporation, the leading provider of Internet-centric educational solutions to K-12 schools nationwide (www.netschools.net), has announced that former Ambassador Andrew Young Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. (born March 12, 1932) is an American civil rights activist, former mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, and was the United States' first African-American ambassador to the United Nations. will serve on its board of directors.
Young joined and attended his first Board of Directors meeting recently in Atlanta.
"Education is America's most important public concern," stated Young. "NetSchools' innovative solution offers an opportunity to create an exciting learning environment by engaging the minds of millions of students, and in so doing build a brighter future for our nation."
James E. Dezell, Chairman of NetSchools Corporation said, "We're pleased and proud that Andrew Young has joined our board of directors. He brings a new perspective and experience that will help us carry out our mission of giving schools the ability to engage the minds of all their students."
Young, Chairman of the consulting group GoodWorks International, also serves on the Howard University Howard University, at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; with federal support. It was founded in 1867 by Gen. Oliver O. Howard of the Freedmen's Bureau, to provide education for newly emancipated slaves. A normal and preparatory department was opened the same year. Board of Trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors. and the boards of directors of Thomas Nelson Thomas Nelson may refer to:
He served three terms in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. Congress, resigning during his third term when President Jimmy Carter appointed him Ambassador to the United Nations. Young was elected Mayor of Atlanta in 1981 and was re-elected to a consecutive term in 1985. In 1994, President Clinton appointed him Chairman of the new Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund (SAEDF SAEDF San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (Texas) ).
Young graduated from Howard University and Hartford Theological Seminary. He also holds more than 45 honorary degrees from colleges and universities including Notre Dame, Yale, Morehouse and Emory.
Founded in 1996 and based in Mountain View, NetSchools Corporation provides schools with an advanced technology solution consisting of a rugged laptop computer for every student, a high-speed infrared local area network, Internet access, technical and instruction support, curriculum and productivity software, and long-term professional staff development.
The NetSchools Solution is designed to address accountability and equity issues, to provide parental involvement and a personalized learning system for every student, with the total cost of ownership at an affordable level.