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November 10, 2017

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Janell Weihs

William A. Stice Named Chair of the Association for Learning Environments

William Stice WASHINGTON, DC – The Association for Learning Environments has named William A. Stice, REFP, chair of the International Board of Directors. Bill Stice, client development specialist in the Facilities Department of Terracon's Houston office, assumed the role at the recent LearningSCAPES Conference held in Atlanta, GA. Joining Bill Stice on the Executive Committee of the organization are Philip Idle, AARIA as vice chair and Julie Williams, chair-elect.

With over 23 years of construction management experience and coordination and supervision of all phases of building programs, Bill Stice honed his skills in the third largest school district in Texas. Most importantly, Bill Stice has proven his ability to develop the team work needed to enable successful completion of any project. His broad experience in construction management and operations of educational facilities has given him extensive experience in the coordination and supervision of all phases of building programs. An active member of the Association for Learning Environments since 1990, he has held several leadership roles including Southern Region president and director of the Gulf Coast chapter.

Bill Stice has served on the International Board of Directors since 2014. In his new role as chair, he will usher in the organization's new technical platforms, improving member communications.

"Thanks to our members, and guided by our newly adopted strategic plan, our steering committees are in full swing, embracing new opportunities and further positioning the association's global influence for the future," Bill Stice remarked.

Vice chair Philip Idle is a Director of Edgar Idle Wade (EIW) Architects with expertise in the planning and design of educational facilities. Philip's experience on educational projects has heavily involved the consultation phases of the projects and the facilitation of the master planning and brief preparation processes. Additionally, Mr. Idle was awarded the 2009 Association for Learning Environments President's Award.

Julie Williams, chair elect, serves as senior facility planner Ocean View School District of Orange County, CA, and is recognized as an international expert on the theory of multiple intelligences and the integration of curriculum in to the built environment as teaching tools.

The Association welcomes Ryan Bultena, REFP, incoming Canadian Director and Jimmy Disler, incoming Southern Region Director on the International Board of Directors. With a focus on K-12 school design and construction, Ryan is with Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd. in Red Deer, Alberta.

Determined to improve the learning experience/environment for all students, Jimmy Disler offers a unique and valuable perspective. He currently serves as Chief Facilities and Operations Officer for the Leander ISD, Leander, Texas.

The Association for Learning Environments is the only professional organization whose primary purpose is improving the learning environment. With approximately 4,800 members, the Association embraces a collaborative network of global professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable 21st Century learning places that inspire transformation in education, enhance student and teacher performance, and support culture and community vitality. To learn more, visit our web site or follow us on social media.