Owens studied marketing at the University of Nebraska and spent 10 years working at Verizon. She joined the MEF in June 2017 and stepped down as its president earlier this year, according to the district.
“She’s been very active in our schools with a servant’s heart,” board President Chuck Adcox said.
MISD Superintendent Todd Stephens welcomed Owens to the board while also bidding farewell to McDonald, who served on the board for six years.
“It’s certainly a pleasure to get to welcome you to the board, Dacia, and I know that your tenure will be profitable," Stephens said. "It’s not without a little bit of sorrow that we have to say goodbye to one of our outstanding trustees.”
In order to keep her position, Owens will need to be elected to the board at its next election, Adcox said. MISD's next board of trustees election is scheduled for May 7, according to the MISD website.