Dr. Lionel “Skip” Meno
Phone: (619) 594-2409
Dr. Lionel R. “Skip” Meno received his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Rochester, and was at the forefront of educational reform in two states during his two former posts and has consulted widely throughout the nation.
From 1991-1995, Dr. Meno served as Commissioner of Education for Texas, that state’s top public school position, and led the public education system while Texas established a new set of fundamental principles guiding teaching, assessment, accountability, and funding. Prior to service in Texas, Dr. Meno was Deputy Commissioner of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education for the State of New York (1988-1991) and Superintendent of Schools for the Syracuse City School District in Syracuse, New York, for nine years.
From 1999 – 2007, as Dean of the College of Education at San Diego State University, Dr. Meno led one of the state's largest and most comprehensive education preparation institutions. It is also a college of education that is engaged in improving the field of practice, as evidenced by projects such as the City Heights Educational Collaborative (where San Diego State University operates three inner-city schools under contract with San Diego Unified School District) and the Compact for Success (with Sweetwater Union High School District that facilitates district-wide education reform). Dr. Meno has also been active with his fellow CSU deans, and he is past chair of the CSU Deans of Education Committee on System-wide Evaluation.
Dr. Meno is currently Professor of Education and Special Assistant to the President for P-12 Education at San Diego State University.
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