Hunt Institute Elects Davis to Foundation Board

Jun 02, 2010, 09:30 ET from Hunt Institute

DURHAM, N.C., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter C. Davis, president of McGraw-Hill Education, was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Hunt Institute Foundation Board.

As president of McGraw-Hill Education, Davis is responsible for leading one of the world's top education companies, serving teachers, students, and individuals in a range of professions worldwide. He is leading McGraw-Hill Education's efforts to develop effective digital learning platforms and tools that are customized to the needs of each student and designed to generate positive learning outcomes at virtually every level of education.  

"Peter is keenly aware of the urgent education issues facing our nation," said former governor Jim Hunt, chairman of the Hunt Institute Foundation Board.  "I am confident that his knowledge, expertise, and commitment will help support the Hunt Institute's mission to drive educational improvement for all students."

Davis joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2006 as Executive Vice President of Global Strategy, where he worked closely with the Corporation's senior management team to build global business opportunities, strengthen its presence in existing markets, and develop partnerships and new business opportunities for McGraw-Hill's Education, Financial Services and Information & Media businesses.

Davis received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and his master's degree in business administration from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

Created by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in 2001, the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy works with leaders to secure America's future through quality education.  Working at the intersection of policy and politics, the Hunt Institute connects leaders with the best strategies for developing and implementing policies and programs to improve public education.  An affiliated center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Hunt Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit service entity that does not lobby for, or take position on, state and federal legislation.  For more information, visit www.hunt-institute.org.



Contacts:

April White, Hunt Institute


919-425-4167


awhite@hunt-institute.org




Tom Stanton, McGraw-Hill Education


212-904-3214


tom_stanton@mcgraw-hill.com





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