The State Board of Education elected the Rev. Stan Archie, Kansas City, as its new president at a meeting yesterday in St. Louis.
Current board president, Peter F. Herschend, was elected vice president.
Archie, a senior pastor at the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, was first appointed to the State Board in December 2006 and currently serves as vice president. He is owner and principal consultant with Successful Edge Consultants and serves as board chairman of the Kansas City Leadership Foundation.
Archie earned a degree in divinity and organizational leadership at Calvary Bible College and a master's degree in education at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Herschend has been a member of the State Board since 1991 and is serving his third term. He is founder and co-owner of Herschend Family Entertainment Corp., which owns Silver Dollar City and other entertainment properties. Prior to his appointment to the State Board, Herschend was a member of the Branson Board of Education for 12 years. Archie and Herschend will serve in their new positions from January 2013 through June 2014. The State Board of Education is made up of eight members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. Members serve staggered, eight-year terms.