PIQUA — Since early September, the Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education has been in pursuit of a new treasurer after the resignation of Paul Carpenter — and the search is finally over.
Anthony Fraley, treasurer and business administrator at Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, will start his new position as the treasurer at UVCC when his contract is in effect Jan. 1. The UVCC Board of Education approved Fraley as the new treasurer during a special meeting Friday morning.
“What the board was most excited about (with Fraley) was that he is currently a career center treasurer,” Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce said.
Fraley has been with Springfield-Clark CTC for 12 years, starting as the assistant treasurer and eventually taking on the business manager role. He has officially been the treasurer and business manager of the school for two years.
“I’m always looking for ways to work more efficiently … to ultimately save the district money,” Fraley said.
Fraley has overseen a minor building construction project and an energy-conservation project that was implemented into the school to follow the House Bill 264 School Energy Performance Contracting.
He has a Bachelor of Science from Wright State University and a Master of Business Administration from Devry University.
He was awarded the Bridges to the Future scholarship by the Association of School Business Officials about five years ago. The scholarship is awarded to up-and-coming school business administrators; Fraley was one out of 20 recipients of the scholarship throughout the country.
“(The board) is delighted to have someone like Anthony’s experience,” Luce said. “The staff and board are excited to begin (Fraley’s) transition to UVCC.”
The board appointed 16 staff and board members of the career center to run a screening and interviewing process of applicants. There were 14 applications, with only three who made it to the interview with board members only.
“Everyone was in agreement all the way through,” President Andy Hite said of Fraley during the special meeting on Friday.
Fraley said he made the transition because the position is close to home and he did not have to move. He also can focus strictly on his position as treasurer as opposed to also being a business administrator.
“The more I looked into the position and talked to individuals in the district, it intrigued me,” Fraley said.
Fraley is from New Carlisle and has been married to his wife for 10 years and has one child.
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