Summarized by Kent Larsen
Nampa Idaho Contractor to Direct Visitor's Center
Spokane WA Spokesman-Review 14Jan00 P2
By Associated Press
BOISE, IDAHO -- Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne recently appointed
Severina Haws to replace Nampa contractor Jerry Hess on the state
Board of Education, after Hess resigned to serve as Director of the
LDS Church's Visitor's Center in upstate New York. Hess, a former
board member of Micron Technology will serve for two years in the
Kempthorne also appointed Roderic Lewis, 44, to a term on the state
Board of Education beginning March 1st. Lewis is vice president of
legal affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary at Micron
Technology and is a BYU graduate with a law degree from Columbia
University. Lewis has become known for advocating enhanced engineering
educational opportunities in the Boise area, where Micron is based.
"Rod Lewis will bring valuable insight to the board with his legal
experience and high-tech industry background," said Kempthorne. "And
with all six of his children either students or recent graduates of
Idaho public schools, he understands how important it is for our
children to receive the best possible education that's geared toward
the high-tech economy of the future."
The appointments maintain a seat on the Board occupied by a Micron
employee. Micron Technologies is Idaho's largest private employer.