WMU News

Bosco selected to chair national consortium

March 31, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- Dr. James J. Bosco, director of the Office of Educational Technology in Western Michigan University's College of Education, has been elected to a one-year term as chairperson of the Consortium for School Networking.

"We are excited to have someone of Jim's experience and devotion to K-12 education serve as our new chairperson," said Keith Krueger, executive director of the consortium. "Jim will be a major player as we move to deploy networking technology as an effective element in the learning environment of our schools."

Bosco has been a member of the organization's board of directors since 1996. At WMU, he also serves as director of the Southwestern Michigan Interconnect for Learning Experiences. His work focuses on school reform and technology, and he has directed several technology training projects for pre-service and in-service teachers and other support personnel.

The Consortium for School Networking is a national nonprofit organization formed to advocate for the use of telecommunications in K-12 classrooms to improve learning. Members represent school district and state entities, nonprofit organizations, companies and individuals supporting this vision. The consortium has played a leading role in the creation of the E-Rate, which provides substantially discounted telecommunication services, Internet access and internal connections for school and libraries.

Bosco, a WMU faculty member since 1965, holds his bachelor's degree from Duquesne University, his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctoral degree from Columbia University.

Media contact: Ruth Stevens; ruth.stevens@wmich.edu

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