ROISD names lone finalist in search for superintendent
By 04/26/2007 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
RED OAK - The Red Oak Independent School District has named its lone finalist for the superintendent position.
Scott Niven was announced as the lone finalist at a school board meeting on Monday, April 23.
Although Niven was the lone finalist, there is a mandatory 21-day waiting period before he can be named as the superintendent of the district.
Niven is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently employed as Superintendent of the Liberty-Eylau Independent School District in Texarkana.
Niven received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in 1988 and his Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in Texarkana.
He has also been recognized by the Texas A&M University - Texarkana as a Sid Richardson Fellow and Distinguished Alumni.
For six years Niven was employed as an accountant and auditor for a CPA firm and he served nine years as the Associate Superintendent for Business and Support Operations and Chief Financial Officer for the Texarkana Independent School District.
According to his biography, obtained from the Red Oak ISD, while serving as superintendent for the district, Niven developed an 'inclusive strategic planning process with the school board, community, staff and students.'
This process was credited with raising TAKS scores in his district.
He was named the 2006 Superintendent of the Year for Region 8 for his leadership in the district and was also a member of the board of directors for the Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department, a board member of the Senior Citizens Services of Texarkana and a member of the Board of Trustees for Liberty-Eylau Independent School District, as well as involved in many other community organizations.