Candance Chow was elected president of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board of education at meeting held last Monday.
Chow, chair of the board's finance committee, succeeds board member Tracy Quattrocki in the post. Quattrocki, who was elected to the board in 2009, has served at its helm for the past three years. Richard Rykhus was re-elected vice president of the board at the May 23 meeting.
Chow has served on the board since 2013. In addition to chairing the board's finance committee, Chow has also served on the city/school liaison committee and on the joint Evanston Township High School District 202/District 65 board committee, among other posts. She also serves as co-chair of the health, safety and well being action team of the Evanston Cradle to Career initiative, as a member of the Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston (COPE) advisory board and a member of the Evanston advisory board of Community Partners for Affordable Housing. Professionally, Chow works as a management consultant at several technology companies and nonprofits and holds a master's degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, according to a bio provided by the district. Chow and her husband, Dan, have two daughters who are District 65 students.
Quattrocki and Chow's seats on the board are both up for election next year.
Lee V. Gaines is a freelance reporter for Pioneer Press.
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