Board members (L-R) Cummings, Campbell, Browning, Thrower, and King
Reverend Eric Cummings has been chosen to lead the Marion County School Board as its chair following a reorganizational meeting on Tuesday.
Allison Campbell, the only other board member nominated for the chair position, was unanimously elected vice-chair.
Cummings and Campbell were chosen by fellow MCSB members Don Browning, Kelly King, and Nancy Thrower.
Cummings is a pastor and former corrections officer elected to the school board by Marion County voters in 2018. As chair, Cummings will lead twice-monthly board meetings as well as year-round work sessions. He represents district three, which includes schools in Southwest Marion County.
Campbell, a public relations practitioner and adjunct college professor, was elected to the MCSB in 2020. She represents district one, which covers schools in Southeast Marion County.
Board members also voted to adopt the same meeting schedule as in years past. Board meetings will continue to be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly at 5:30 p.m. at 512 SE Third Street in Ocala.