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Independent Education Board President Jim Neill Announces Dr. Richard Jung as Executive Director

10 April 2015

The Independent Education Board of Trustees has announced the selection of their new Executive Director.  Dr. Richard (Dick) Jung has joyfully accepted their offer to join Independent Education as the next Executive Director.  Dick was selected based on the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee and unanimous affirmation by the Board.  He is delighted to return to IE.

Dick has a long history with IE, formerly AISGW, first as the head of a member school (1991-2002), then as a board member (1999-2002), and eventually serving as board president (2001-2002). During his board service, Dick led advocacy efforts in DC and Montgomery County, and co-chaired the Membership Committee. 

Dick holds both an MA and Ed D. from Stanford University in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis as well as an MA in Linguistics from Ball State University.  He earned his BA in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he currently serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Council. 

Previously, he has headed the Bullis School in Potomac, MD from 1991 to 2002, and the SEED School in DC from 2002-2005.  During his tenure at Bullis, the school substantially increased enrollment and raised over $25 million to build the Marriott Family Library, the Blair Arts Center, and a $10 million endowment.  Dick has served on many non-profit and independent school boards including terms at Beauvoir, Browne Academy, and The Latino Student Fund. Dick has also served as chaplain for 15 years at the Washington Home for St. Albans parish.

After a successful career in independent schools, Dick founded Education Access Strategies, a Bethesda-based consulting firm, providing independent schools in this area and across the country executive search services as well as strategic planning, marketing, and fund-raising assistance.

Dick will begin his tenure on July 1, 2015 but will begin significant work to transition into the role as soon as possible.

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