April 20, 2011 in City

Former aviator joining Idaho education board

Associated Press

BOISE – An academic and former naval aviator has been tapped to fill a vacancy on a board that makes policy decisions for Idaho’s public schools and universities.

Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday named William H. Goesling to fill an open seat on the state Board of Education. Goesling replaces Moscow attorney Paul Agidius, whose term expired last month.

Otter says Goesling’s academic and professional experience make him an ideal candidate.

Goesling earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and other medals as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War.

He was a faculty member at the University of Idaho before retiring. He earned a doctorate from the University of Idaho and also served as an associate vice president and financial consultant for D.A. Davidson & Co.

He will join the board during its meeting Thursday in Moscow.

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