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Richard Manahan

Dr. Richard Manahan will be our first-ever contributor recognized in the JCS Hall of Fame. Dr. Manahan served on the Johnson City Board of Education from 1999-2007 and again from 2009-2017 and helped oversee over $80 million worth of construction projects for the district. During his tenure, Manahan served as chairman of the board from 2002-2004 and served as vice-chair from 2011-2015. During that time, he earned Tennessee School Board Association Boardmanship Levels I, II, III, IV, V and the scholars circle in 2017. Manahan held multiple roles at East Tennessee State University where he was named Vice President for Finance and Administration in 1981. Most recently, Manahan has served as a Professor of Accountancy, Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, and President Emeritus of the ETSU Foundation. The Johnson City Press said this about Manahan after he did not seek reelection in 2017, “Public education needs relentless champions, and it’s hard to describe Dick Manahan as anything less.”