The Michigan Virtual University board of directors seated four new members at its October 3 meeting
Ray-Taylor, superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools and former deputy superintendent for instruction for Lansing Public Schools, offers a long history in education and community service. She is vice president of the Minority Student Achievement Network, a coalition of 15 school districts nationwide that are addressing issues of equity in achievement. She is also a board member of the Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies and a council member of the Michigan Association of School Administrators. Ray-Taylor won the Outstanding Women in Outstanding Times (1998), and the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, College of Education at Michigan State University (1992).
Ray-Taylor is a member of the Ann Arbor Downtown Rotary Club and the board of directors of the University Musical Society. She has also served on the boards of directors of the Black Child and Family Institute, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, the Ingham Medical Center Foundation Board and others. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social science and English, a master’s in educational psychology with a specialty in measurement and evaluation, and a doctorate in educational psychology with a specialty in learning and cognition, all from Michigan State University.
Darrell Burks, CPA and business assurance partner in the Detroit office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), is in charge of PricewaterhouseCoopers Midwest Services, which include higher education, municipalities and not-for-profit clients. He is the engagement partner for various city government clients including Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grosse Pointe Woods, Southfield, Pontiac and Cleveland, and such entities as Macomb County and the University of Michigan. Other clients include the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Soaring Eagle Gaming Casinos, Ford Motor Company and the Kellogg Foundation. From 1989-1991, he was on loan as the chief financial officer to the Detroit Public Schools, the largest school district in Michigan and the sixth largest in the country. He has been credited with rescuing the Detroit Schools from a $160 million deficit and preventing the district from being taken over by the State of Michigan.
A recognized expert in the governmental auditing and accounting field, Burks is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Municipal Finance Officers Association, and a member of the advisory committee of the Michigan Department of Treasury Committee on Governmental Accounting and Auditing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy at Indiana University; he also attended the Tuck School (Dartmouth)/C&L Partner Development Program.
Micheal McIntyre, Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District superintendent, has more than 30 years of experience in public education as teacher, coach and administrator. In 1993, he became the superintendent of the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, an education service agency encompassing 15 public school districts, three charter schools and many private and parochial school systems. Under his leadership, the Traverse Bay Area ISD has become a critical link among districts in finding ways to work collaboratively.
McIntyre has served as president of the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators, and held seats on the Michigan Special Olympics and Michigan SET School Insurance boards of directors and Michigan Information Technology Commission. He has chaired the Grand Traverse Area United Way and was the 2001 Northwest Michigan United Way Citizen of the Year. He has also served on the Traverse Area Chamber of Commerce Public Sector Task Force and the Michigan School Leadership Institute board of directors. McIntyre earned a bachelor’s degree at Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Eastern Michigan University.
Nancy A. Rae, DaimlerChrysler senior vice president of human resources, is responsible for the design and implementation of staffing, development, diversity, compensation and benefit programs; HR systems; corporate and special security services; and process management. She joined Chrysler Corporation in May 1978 in Human Resources at the Warren, Michigan, Truck Assembly Plant and has held a number of management positions in Human Resources since then.
Rae is a member of the boards of directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, the Board of Trustees for Lighthouse of Oakland County and the Walter P. Chrysler Museum. She is also on the boards of trustees of the Michigan Colleges Foundation and DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration —management from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in industrial relations from Central Michigan University.
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