Francis V. Barnes

Francis V. Barnes

Francis V. Barnes was the Secretary of Education for the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 2004 to 2005. He was appointed in July, 2004 by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. He is the first African American to hold the position.

Barnes graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Education, and letter earned an MEd and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Pennsylvania State University.

External links

* [http://www.vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=MPA55823 Brief biography]
* [http://www.psu.edu/trustees/barnes.html Site about Barnes for his position with Penn State]
* [http://www.state.pa.us/papower/cwp/view.asp?Q=437517&A=11 Article about Barnes' appointment to Secretary of Education]


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