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Thom Cobb, 62, of New Castle, is an associate professor of dance at Slippery Rock University. He was elected president of the National Dance Education Organization.

By Tony LaRussa

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: Cobb, an associate professor of dance at Slippery Rock University, has been elected president of the National Dance Education Organization, a 2,600-member nonprofit group promotes dance education. Cobb has been a member of the organization since 2002 and previously served two, three-year terms on its board. His term as president runs through 2015.

Age: 62

Residence: New Castle

Family: Wife, Christine, a professor of dance at Youngstown State University.

Background: Cobb joined the faculty at Slippery Rock as a dance instructor in 1978 after working for four years at Illinois Wesleyan University. He was named an assistant professor in 1981 and an associate professor in 1987.

Education: Bachelor of Science in education in 1973; Master of Science in education at Illinois State University in 1974; completed coursework toward a doctorate in educational administration.

Quote: “I am very happy to serve in this position and give back to an organization that has given me, and my wife, so much. It is also a logical extension of my 40-year career in dance and dance education.”




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