Council appoints school board members

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 12, 2008

Staff report

Dr. Anne Fitts will return to the Selma City School Board for another term, and Dr. Udo Ufomadu will become a new member.

The Selma City Council appointed the two Monday night through a series of votes.

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The two individuals were selected from a slate of 11 who interviewed last week with the city council&8217;s administrative committee.

Originally, 14 people submitted resumes for the two positions, said Council member Cecil Williamson, chairman of the committee.

Fitts has served two terms on the 11-member board.

Ufomadu is a resident of Selma. He received his bachelor&8217;s from Troy University and a master&8217;s from Alabama State University. His doctorate is from Madison University, an unaccredited university in Gulfport, Miss.

He is a consumer food safety protection specialist for Alabama. He is a certified inspector by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ufomadu is founder of Ufomadu Consulting & Publishing.

He has served as a director on the board of Alabama Safe Schools and a member of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce, among other professional memberships.

Those who applied for the position included:

Dr. Margaret E. Hardy, Margaret H. Christian, the Rev. Ocie L. Acoff, Wanda Goodwin, Warren Young, Harry L. Crum, Malvina W. Harrison, Mark V. West, Irene Bryant Johnson, Roderick West and Marcus Richburg.

Richburg withdrew his name before the interviews were scheduled.

Crum, West and Johnson did not come to their interview sessions last week.