The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) announced the appointment of business leader John Sturges as a commissioner.
Sturges is one of six commissioners recently appointed to MSA-CESS.
“I am pleased to welcome John back to Middle States,” Lisa Marie McCauley, Ed.D., president of the MSA-CESS, said in a prepared statement. “John’s business acumen along with his commitment to improving education around the world are valuable assets to our organization and the schools we serve.”
Sturges served for 33 years as the president and managing director of Siebrand-Wilton Associates, a human resources consulting firm in Marlboro, and was responsible for managing the firm’s consulting practices across the United States, according to the statement. His clients included at least 50 major diverse corporations.
A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in economics, Sturges also earned an MBA and a doctorate in business administration. He holds multiple professional credentials.
Throughout his esteemed career, Sturges has served on numerous corporate, professional, academic, and community boards and committees, including the Middle States Commissions.
“I am honored to again serve as Middle States Commissioner,” Sturges, who lives in Princeton, said in the statement. “I believe in the Middle States mission of improving the quality of education in the United States and around the world, and I am happy to be able to use my business background to help the organization achieve its strategic goals.”
Based in Philadelphia, the Middle States Association is the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 130 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement. With more than 2,500 accredited schools and school systems in 34 states and over 100 countries, MSA-CESS is proud of its continuing legacy and its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of improving education in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.msa-cess.org.