Superintendent Mark Mulvihill named Pendleton's Boss of the Year

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The IMESD is proud to congratulate Superintendent Dr. Mark Mulvihill on being named "Boss of the Year" for 2015 at the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce's 2015 First Citizen's Banquet Jan. 23 at Wildhorse Resort & Casino. Dr. Mulvihill was nominated by IMESD staff for the prestigious honor through numerous letters of recommendation. To read the nomination letters, please click here.

Dr. Mulvihill came to IMESD in July 2008, and led the organization through the merger between the former Umatilla-Morrow and Union-Baker ESDs in 2011. Mark has a strong presence as a leader for ESDs and education statewide, serving in a variety of capacities. In 2011, Mark was appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber to serve on the newly-created Oregon Education Investment Board, which serves to create a streamlined PreK-20 education system in Oregon. Mark is the only rural and only eastern Oregon member of the Board, which was created by Senate Bill 909 during the 2011 Legislative Session.

In 2009, Mark was appointed by then-Governor Ted Kulongoski and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo to serve, respectively, on the state’s Quality Education Commission and Race to the Top committee. He is currently a member of the Oregon Association of ESDs and  the Confederation of School Administrators Policy and Vision Task Force.