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Miner Appoints Syracuse Native, Mark Muhammad to Board Of Education

Muhammad Is an OCC and Syracuse University Professor, Community Activist Who Will Fill the Remaining Year of Unfinished Term

Miner: Mark Is a Positive Influence on Our Community and Will Work Tirelessly To Improve our Schools

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today the appointment of Mark D. Muhammad to the Syracuse City School District Board of Education to complete the term of recently resigned Commissioner Bill Bullen. Mr. Muhammad will fill the term through the remainder of the year.

“Mark is a positive influence on our community and has been for many years. I am confident he will go on to do good work for the children and families of the school district,” said Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “Mark Muhammad is a strong leader who will work tirelessly to ensure the young people of our community receive a good education in a safe, respectful learning environment.”

“I am honored to serve the citizens of the City of Syracuse in this role and look forward to working with others who are dedicated to improving achievement for all students. I thank Mayor Miner for this opportunity,” said Mark Muhammad.

Mark & Sharon Muhammad at swearing-in ceremony
Mark & Sharon Muhammad at swearing-in ceremony

Mark Muhammad is a graduate of Henninger High School and holds an associate’s degree in business technology from Onondaga Community College. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from Syracuse University. He is currently an assistant professor of professional communication at Onondaga Community College and an adjunct professor in the Renee Crown honors program at Syracuse University. Mr. Muhammad is also a minister in the Nation of Islam. He is a mentor for Syracuse City School District Mentoring Program.

“Onondaga Community College is proud to congratulate Professor Mark Muhammad on his appointment to the Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District,” said Casey Crabill, President of Onondaga Community College. “Mark is a robust advocate for the needs of students and the importance of developing young men and women to become citizens and leaders in our community. As a graduate of Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University and Cornell University, Mark knows first-hand the power of education and will most certainly put his considerable experience to work as a member of the SCSD Board”

Mark lives on the North Side of the City of Syracuse. His wife, Sharon Muhammad, a Salem-Hyde Elementary School staff member, and their two children are all Syracuse City high school graduates.

Mayor Miner filled the appointment today in accordance with powers granted under New York State Education Law. The appointment will be in place through December 31, 2015. The regular election for the seat will be held on November 3, 2015.

cover photo: Keith Muhammad, Mark & Sharon Muhammad, Ms. Donnie L. Herring and Mayor, Stephanie A. Miner

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