Gov. Butch Otter has named Andrew Scoggin, an Albertson’s executive from Boise, to replace Moscow resident Bill Goesling on the state Board of Education. The Lewiston Tribune reports that the other two finalists for the appointment were former Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, the former chairman of the Senate Education Committee; and Adm. John Grossenbacher, former director of Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho.
“Andy’s wealth of knowledge and service from the private, public and non-profit sectors will benefit Idaho’s state Board of Education,” Otter said in a news release. “I look forward to Andy’s work with the board, and I know he will help continue the positive trajectory of our education system here in Idaho.”
Scoggin holds both bachelor’s and law degrees from BYU and has worked for Albertson’s since 1993, where he is currently executive vice president of human resources, labor relations, public relations and government affairs. He’s also served on several charitable and corporate boards.
“I believe that we have real momentum in the state of Idaho right now to move forward on an agenda of improving education by providing direction, accountability and transparency,” Scoggin said in a statement. His term will run through June 30, 2021.
Goesling’s term expired June 30. The board meets next week in Pocatello.