Release from the Office of the State Auditor:
CHARLESTON. W.Va. — State Auditor John B. McCuskey has been selected to participate in the seventh cohort of the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows program, an elite group of national, senior- level policy leaders who have the knowledge, skill, and will to be effective, equity-minded education policymakers at the state level. The program is an initiative of The Hunt Institute, an education policy non-profit founded in 2001 by former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt.
“I have committed to ensuring that our schools are financed effectively through a transparent process that provides open access to state budget allocations,” said Auditor McCuskey. “In the interest of furthering this commitment, I am grateful to The Hunt Institute for this opportunity to engage in learning and fellowship and am looking forward to bringing best practices back to West Virginia to support and strengthen our education system.”
Auditor McCuskey will join 29 other senior-level elected officials from across the country, bringing the total number of Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows to 141, including State Senator Patricia Rucker (Cohort 6) and Secretary of State Mac Warner (Cohort 4) from West Virginia. Fellows represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and currently include six sitting governors.
The program is named for renowned education Governors Jim Hunt and Tom Kean. The Fellows Advisory Board consists of 21 former governors who put education at the center of their agendas, learned from the practical experiences of other governors, and utilized gubernatorial leadership as a lever to make systemic changes that resulted in improved student achievement.
For more information about the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows, please visit https://hunt-institute.org/programs/hunt-kean-leadership-fellows-program/.