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William Beardsley's Biography
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Education Commissioner (ME)
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William 'Bill' H. Beardsley
Wife: Betsy; 3 Children
BA, Economics, Earlham College
PhD, Economics, John Hopkins University
Acting Commissioner, Maine Department of Education, 2015-present
Appointed by Paul LePage, Acting Commissioner, Maine Department of Education, October 16, 2015
Commissioner of Conservation, State of Maine, 2011-2012
Candidate, Maine State Governor, 2010
Chair, Finance Authority of Maine
Chair, Maine Development Foundation
President/CEO, Husson University, 1987-2009
Interim Executive Vice-President, Husson University, 1986-1987
Branch Manager, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, 1985-1986
Director, Office of Forest Products, State of Alaska, 1982-1985
Associate Professor, Alaska Pacific University, 1981-1982
Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship Development, Alaska Pacific University, 1981-1982
Vice President, Bangor Hydro Electric Company, 1976-1981
Assistant to the President, Green Mountain Power Company, 1973-1976
Governor Aide, Deane Davis of Vermont, 1970-1973
Assistant, Dean of Agriculture, University of Vermont, 1969-1970
Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, 1969-1970
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Chair, Maine Higher Education Council
Chair, New England School of Communications
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