Two people associated with the Utah State Board of Education have won positions on related national bodies.

Donald G. Christensen, District 7 representative on the State Board of Education, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education. He was named during the annual meeting of the NASBE in Chicago last month.Twila Bringhurst, administrative secretary to the state board, has been named president of the National Council of State Board of Education Executives.

She is a former administrative assistant, marketing assistant and legal secretary and joined the state board in 1983. She has served as secretary-treasurer, vice president and president-elect of the national organization.

As president, she will be an ex-officio member of the national boards of education association and will be involved in national agenda-setting meetings.

Christensen will serve until October 1990 and will represent the Western region of the United States in the national group.

The opportunity offers Utah a major voice in shaping the future direction of education in the nation, Christensen said. "At the same time, this opportunity can have a positive impact on Utah and the potential role of leadership and policymaking of the Utah State Board of Education."

Christensen has been a member of the Utah board since 1982 and has been chairman of the Teacher Certification and Administration/Finance committees. He has been active in the national organization since 1983 and has served on several committees, including a curriculum study group.