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Janetta King appointed to Board of Trustees

Waterford native replaces Yvette McGee Brown

Janetta King was recently appointed to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

The former deputy chief of staff for policy for former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland replaces Yvette McGee Brown, who resigned from the board in December to become the first African-American female to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court. McGee Brown's nine-year term was scheduled to expire in 2018.

King worked with state agencies, legislators and stakeholders to lead the implementation of the governor's public policy agenda. 

Board of Trustees Chair Marnette Perry said, "We are delighted with the appointment of Ms. King to the OU Board of Trustees. Her vast experience in education and economic development make her an excellent choice. Ohio University will greatly benefit from her background of public service."

Prior to working in Strickland's statehouse office, King was the chief policy advisor on his 2006 gubernatorial campaign and worked as a policy aide in his congressional office in Washington D.C. beginning in 2002. During her public service, King has worked on behalf of Ohioans on a wide array of public policy issues ranging from economic development to healthcare and education.

King is a graduate of Pepperdine University where she received bachelor's degrees in political science and English. She has studied government and politics internationally while living in Heidelberg, Germany, working for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and supervising elections in Kosovo and Bosnia.

King is originally from Waterford, Ohio, and lives with her husband in Worthington.