- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Mike Green has been elected president of the state Board of Education.

Green was elected for 2015-16 at a meeting Thursday in Charleston. He replaces Gayle Manchin, whose nine-year term expired.

Green was appointed to the board in 2009 for a nine-year term. The Morgantown resident is a retired businessman with a technology background.

The board also elected former state Sen. Lloyd Jackson as vice president.

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