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E. White Bio

Eugene Gordon White

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Jetties
  • Children: Reginald and Kimberly


  • B.S., Social Studies, Health and P.E., Alabama A&M University
  • M.S., School Health, University of Tennessee, 1971
  • Certification, Administration, Purdue University, 1977
  • Ed.S., Superintendency, Ball State University, 1981
  • Ed.D., Ed. Administration and Supervision, Ball State University, 1982

Current Profession

  • Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools

Professional Experience

  • Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, 2005-present
  • Superintendent of M.S.D. Washington Township, Indianapolis, IN, 1994-2005
  • Deputy Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, 1992-1994
  • Principal of North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN, 1990-1992
  • Principal of Wayne High School, Fort Wayne, IN, 1985-1990
  • Adjunct Professor - Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, 1989
  • Assistant Principal of Wayne High School, Fort Wayne, IN, 1982-1985
  • Adjunct Professor, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 1983
  • Doctoral Fellow, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 1981-1982
  • Assistant to the Principal of Elmhurst High School, Fort Wayne, IN, 1976-1981
  • Teacher and Coach of Kekionga Jr. High School, Fort Wayne, IN, 1971-1976
  • Graduate Assistant, University of Tennessee, 1970-1971

Present Civic Activities & Professional Memberships

  • Board of Trustees, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana's Education Roundtable, Member
  • Ball State University's Teachers College Alumni Association, President
  • Executive Board of American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Member
  • North Central Association
    • NCA Executive Board of Commission on Schools, Member
    • Indiana State Committee, Member
    • Chairperson/member of many visitation Teams
    • Chairperson/member of Inquiry and Examination Teams
  • IACTE Task Force on Professional Development
  • Indiana School Executive Leadership Academy, Board Member
  • Indiana Public Schools/I.U. Partnership, Board Member
  • Board of Indiana School for the Blind (Appointed by Governor), Member
  • Indianapolis Commission to investigate problems, concerns, and hardships affecting African-American Males, Co-Chair
  • National Board of Visitors for Indiana University, School of Education, Member
  • Ball State University Foundation Board, Member
  • Executive Board of United Way of Central Indiana, Member
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Life Member
  • Author of Book: Leadership Beyond Excuses: The Courage to Hold the Rope

Past Civic Activities

  • Co-Author of Book: Leading Schools of Diversity: Urban, Suburban and Rural
  • member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Great City Schools
  • American Association of Schools Administrators (AASA), President, 2006-2007
  • Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, Past President
  • Indiana Public School Study Council, Past President
  • World Basketball Championship, Co-Chairperson, 2002
  • Completed the Indiana School Executive Leadership Academy
  • Completed the John F. Kennedy School of Government Leadership Seminar on Change, "Chaos, Conflict and Courage", Harvard University
  • Completed the Superintendent Seminar at Columbia University
  • Board of Visitors for Butler University, School of Education, Past Member
  • CITA/NCA Delegate for Conference on School Accreditation in Beijing, China, 2001
  • NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, past Chairperson
  • North Central Association, President, 2004


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