Educational administrators choose Blendinger


Jack G. Blendinger

A veteran member of Mississippi State's College of Education faculty is a new officer on the governing board of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration.

Jack G. Blendinger recently was elected to a four-year term as executive editor. He will be overseeing the organization's yearbook and other publications, coordinating website operations and information, and providing leadership assistance to the president.

Now in his 24th year at the university, Blendinger is a professor in the educational leadership and foundations department. A University of Northern Colorado doctoral graduate, he also is in his 58th year as a professional educator.

In addition to MSU, he has served as a public school teacher, athletic coach, principal and superintendent in California, Colorado and Oregon.

Blendinger's long career has been honored with awards for teaching and research, and he is the author of more than 100 articles, books, scholarly papers and other publications. For additional information, visit

SRCEA was founded in the late 1950s and today includes members from a 16-state area stretching from Texas to Virginia and Kansas to Florida.

Dedicated to providing a forum for continually improving the profession, council members represent higher education faculty in educational administration; school district superintendents, principals, directors and coordinators; and doctoral students preparing for careers in the field. For more, see

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