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Daughter of local residents elected to regional education board

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Beth Cox, the daughter of Campbellsville residents Gordon and Betty Jane Gorin-Smith, has recently been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made the appointment. Cox's term will run through 2016.

Cox is serving her second term on the Sumner County Board of Education in Sumner County, Tenn.

SREB is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that works with 16 member states to improve and expand public education opportunities from pre-kindergarten through doctorate studies.

Cox told The Tennessean that she is honored to be appointed to the Board.

"Anytime I can advocate for students, for education, I'm absolutely thrilled to be able to serve in this capacity."

As a member of SREB, Cox will work to help shape policy, improve student achievement, increase graduation rates and boost college completion.

SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislators to improve economic vitality through education. Member states include Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Tennessee and 12 other states.