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June 27, 2014 CPC student elected as State Board of Education representative

Central Penn College business administration student Teresa Lebo was selected as one of two students to serve on the State Board of Education and the Council of Higher Education as a postsecondary student representative.

“I am extremely pleased that Central Penn College will be represented by one of its students on the State Board of Education,” says State Board of Education Chairman Larry Wittig. “If the past is any prediction of the future, Teresa’s contributions to the board’s discussions will be extremely valuable.”

In 2009, another Central Penn College student was a representative on the board. Lebo will serve on the board for a two-year term, representing the 700,000 postsecondary students in Pennsylvania on pending state educational policy issues. The State Board of Education engages in a constant review and appraisal of education in the Commonwealth. Lebo will attend her first meeting in early July.

Students from each of Pennsylvania’s five postsecondary sectors—career colleges and schools, community colleges, independent colleges and universities, state-related institutions and state system of higher education institutions—serve the board on a rotating basis. As a student representative, Lebo will act as a non-voting, advisory member of the Council of Higher Education.

As an adult transfer student, Lebo hopes to make a positive impact for future students and is excited about what she may contribute as a student representative. Lebo, who was working full-time while taking evening and online courses at Central Penn, is currently searching for a new career while taking advantage of this opportunity.

“Teresa Lebo is hard-working and is going to be an excellent representative,” says Central Penn College Provost Janice Moore. “She demonstrates professionalism, a solid work ethic and an educational focus through her interactions with faculty and staff and a consistently high GPA.”

Recently, Lebo was selected to receive a Central Penn College scholarship to attend the May Business Women’s Forum free of charge. The Business Women’s Forum is the largest one-day professional development conference for women in the central Pennsylvania area.

Lebo resides in Dillsburg, Pa.

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Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, now offering associate, bachelor's and master’s degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, communications, healthcare, homeland security, information technology, legal studies and organizational leadership. The college, currently serving students at its Summerdale, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley and online locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn’s most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 87.8 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu