Pitt–Johnstown journalism associate professor Leland K. Wood was appointed to the Greater Johnstown School District board in December.
Wood also is the adviser for the school’s student newspaper, The Advocate. During his career, he has served as a daily newspaper reporter, bureau manager, correspondent business manager, and deputy metro editor.
Wood said he applied to become a member of the Greater Johnstown school board out of a desire to give back to the community, having been the product of several of the city’s public schools.
“I don’t have a specific agenda. It is pure public service,” he told The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown. “I think I’m well-versed in school district issues and activities and the issues that come up as part of local government. I think I have something to offer.”