Larry Mizell, of rural Simpson, has been named board president of Franklin-Johnson-Massac-Williamson Regional Board of School Trustees.
Regional Office of Education superintendent Matt Donkin announced Mizell’s appointment after the completion of the re-organizational meeting Friday, August 7.
Also seated on the newly formed ROE Board of Trustees were John Gardner and David Goss from Franklin County; Sue Barfield and Todd Sumner from Massac County; and Shawn Tuthill from Williamson County.
As a very familiar face in Johnson County, Mizell has successfully served in many capacities locally, regionally and statewide.
Mizell recently retired as executive director of Family Counseling Center headquartered in Vienna.
Before his tenure at FCC, he served as chief deputy director for Illinois Department of Corrections, after making his way up from a personnel officer – to warden of Vienna Correctional Center on August 7, 1979.
He opened and served as warden of the Shawnee Correctional Center, becoming assistant deputy director in 1989 and chief deputy director in 1991, serving under Governor Jim Edgar for nine years. He served as warden for 10 years.